After a successful four season run in the mid-'80s, and a less-successful movie adaptation in 2010, today Deadline confirmed that 20th Century Fox TV is creating a new series of The A-Team.
The series will put a modern twist on Stephen J. Cannell's much loved 1980s action series. Fast & Furious writer-producer Chris Morgan is on board to executive producer the series along with TV director Tawnia McKiernan, who is Cannell's daughter. The adaptation will be written by Sleepy Hollow executive producer Albert Kim.
The new A-Team will be much like the original show, and revolved around a team of American Special Forces operatives. However, instead of being a group made up exclusively of men, the new A-Team will be made up of both men and women. This is how Deadline explained the premise of the new series:
The group has been framed for a crime they didn’t commit and set out to clear their names by uncovering the black-ops conspiracy that set them up. Along the way, they are driven to help those in need by using their singular military skills, high-tech expertise and often conflicting individual approaches. It’s described as a fun episodic mission-of-the-week show that mixes big action-adventure sequences with compelling characters, inventive cons and lots of humor.
The original A-Team was made up of "four former commandos-turned-mercenaries," including John "Hannibal" Smith, Templeton "Faceman" Peck, pilot H.M. "Howling Mad" Murdock, and of course strongman Bosco Albert "B.A." Baracus, who was played by Mr. T.
So with some females about to be introduced to the cast, which actresses might be cast to take on one or more of these roles? Take a look at some hot picks:
Eliza Dushku has a long history with being a badass on the TV screen, so why not cast her in The A-Team? A role such as the John "Hannibal" Smith, the 'master of disguise' would be perfect for Dushku who in her role in Dollhouse played a character with temporary personalities and skills.
Rousey has starred in a number of ass-kicking action movies, most recently Furious 7 and The Expendables 3, bringing her amazing mixed martial arts skills to the big screen. While some have called her acting ability into question, surely that's nothing that a few intensive acting classes couldn't fix. Rousey is made for the role of Bosco Albert Baracus a.k.a. 'the muscle,' in the new series.
Another Dollhouse alumna, Dichen Lachman could be a great choice for the team pilot, "Howling Mad." Lachman's role in The 100 as the grounder Anya shows she could really portray the madness of the character in the new A-Team.
True Blood's Rutina Wesley could also be another possibility. Wesley might be a great addition for the role as Templeton "Faceman" Pack, the 'master of the Persuasive Arts,' and also the teams scrounger - known for get virtually anything he wants. Anyone who's seen Wesley in action in True Blood knows she's a true scrapper, not to mention her upcoming role in Arrow as anti-vigilante Liza Warner.