After watching Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and other Hollywood tough guys (and a few ladies) do what they do best over three films in The Expendables franchise, television’s iconic heroes are finally going to get in on the action.
Deadline reports that Fox is developing a television series based on The Expendables that will unite fan-favorite TV stars as “a new team of highly-skilled heroes who are on a mission to stop a dangerous terrorist.” The project is being described as an “event series” that Stallone — who created The Expendables franchise — will co-produce along with Avi Lerner, his producing partner on the movies.
Outside of Chuck Norris, who found success as an action hero in movies and television series, few of TV’s iconic tough guys have found their way to The Expendables franchise — and not for lack of fan petitions and casting campaigns. Still, given the premise of the series, it’s conceivable that at some point in the future audiences could indeed be treated to a scene in which Knight Rider star David Hasselhoff and Renegade star Lorenzo Lamas are cruising along a lonely highway together, only to have B.A. Baracus (Mr. T) pull in behind them in the A-Team van.
There’s no word on when the series will go into production or when the network is expecting it to air, but with two more Expendables films planned, as well as a female-led film titled The Expendabelles, the action franchise is — like many of its stars — showing no signs of slowing down any time soon.