Rebooting classic pop culture properties is an all too frequent practice. Hollywood mainly does it with movie licenses, but TV? You don’t see it as often but it does happen. Usually the shows that get the reboot treatment come and go so fast that audiences barely become aware of them. Such as the case with the 2011 reboot of Charlies Angels which only lasted 4 episodes. Or you have the reboot of Wonder Woman which didn’t even get to air its pilot episode, it was so bad.
Given the track record with failed TV rebootenings, will The A-Team fair any better?
Deadline reports that FOX is looking to bring back the 1980’s action show.
The original A-Team series ran on NBC and revolved around four ex-commandos turned mercenaries: John “Hannibal” Smith (George Peppard), Templeton “Faceman” Peck (Dirk Benedict), “Howling Mad” Murdock (Dwight Schultz) and B.A. “Bad Attitude” Baracus (Mr. T).
According to Deadline, the series will still focus on a group of former military and special ops, who were framed for a crime they didn’t commit. Though, unlike the original, the team will feature both male and female members this time around.
This re-re-reboot just seems like a cynical attempt to cash in on a familiar name, rather than being driven by someone having a good idea for a show.If Liam Neeson & Bradley Cooper couldn’t revive this in the A-Team movie (2010), not sure how this will do any better.
I love it when a plan comes together, but I pity the fool who tries to redo this show!