In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire... the A-Team.
Dun-Dun-Dun-Dun! Dun Dun Dun! Dun-Dun-Dun-Dun! Since the announcement of an A-Team reboot, fans of the original TV series like me have been on the edge of their seat with excitement. We're finally getting more of the iconic and short lived 80's TV series, and I personally can't wait to hear more about it. For this to work, however, you have to have the perfect cast to be able to live up the the original product. That's where I come in. I would like to propose a fan cast of the absolute perfect cast for this new series, and I hope all you other classic A-Team fans agree!
Col. John "Hannibal" Smith: Mark Harmon
Hannibal Smith is the hard ass leader of the group, who always has a plan, and loves it when it comes together. No matter the situation, this silver fox always knows a way out of it, and always puts his team first. Mark Harmon is perfect for this character, because not only does he look the part exactly, but he practically already plays the character on NCIS. He has the look, he obviously has the acting skills, and I don't think anyone could live up to George Peppard's performance like Mark Harmon would.
Sgt. Bosco Albert "B.A." Baracus: Mike Colter
B.A. Baracus is the muscle of the group, with a bad attitude (hence the nickname B.A.) and a soft spot for kids and women. He's quite the gentle giant, and who better to play that than a character of a similar stature? I'm of course referring to Luke Cage, and the actor who is soon to play him, Mike Colter. Now, Mike Colter wouldn't be playing Luke Cage if he couldn't play the mean and tough kind of character he is, and he's certainly muscular enough to play both characters. If they could give him a nice little fake mohawk, then he could channel his inner Mr. T with no problem.
Lt. Arthur Templeton "Faceman" Peck: Jensen Ackles
Face is the suave con-artist of the group who can seduce and get any girl he wants, and is quite possibly the most valuable asset of the A-Team. Who does that remind you of? Why, Dean Winchester of course. Jensen Ackles is quite the attractive man, and he's been channeling a character like this since 2005 when Supernatural started. While we haven't seen the cunning, light-hearted and clever Dean in a while, that is a character Jensen Ackles is used to playing, and could really give us the best interpretation of the character.
Cpt. H.M. "Howling Mad" Murdock: Amy Acker
It's been rumored that this version of the A-Team will include both men and women, so why not have Amy Acker play the completely crazy Howling Mad Murdock? If you've ever seen Person of Interest, then you know that Acker has the chops to play a character as crazy as this one, and she would fit right in with the other members of the team. But of course, not many people are welcoming the idea of having females in the new show, and there's always a chance that this is all just a rumor, so I came prepared with a male option for Murdock as well.
If you've ever seen It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, then you know that Charlie Day can play the craziest and funniest of characters. He could provide the classic goofy and insane Murdock that we know and love, as well as integrate a new kind of comic relief, like we would see in Charlie from It's Always Sunny. Basically, Charlie Day would be the perfect mixture of a modernized and classic version of Howling Mad Murdock.