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The Expendables 3 might not have set the box office alight, but you can't keep a good action hero down.
Sylvester Stallone is reportedly planning to bring his Oap ass-kicker franchise to the small-screen, with an Expendables event series in the works at Fox.
Much like how the films united action heroes of '80s and '90s cinema - Stallone, Schwarzenegger et al - so this new show is looking to bring together iconic TV tough guys from yesteryear.
Casting is yet to be confirmed, but in the meantime, here's Digital Spy's dream team for the TV Expendables.
He might not be eager to reprise Jack Bauer any time soon (dammit!) but Kiefer has to be on this list. His commanding presence makes him a natural fit for team leader - the TV equivalent of Stallone's Barney Ross.
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If there’s any space left for another action-packed, crime-fighting TV drama, Sylvester Stallone would like to fill it: Fox is developing the actor’s film franchise The Expendables for a small-screen event series.
The Expendables, whose third installment was released in 2014, follows a group of elite mercenaries — led by Stallone’s Barney Ross — who undertake different missions in order to get revenge on their enemies.
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Per our sister site Deadline, the TV adaptation will be “a fun action drama that unites iconic TV stars »
Sylvester Stallone will produce an event television series based on the Expendables film franchise.
Stallone is partnering with Avi Lerner on a limited run programme for Fox, which would feature iconic television stars as a new group of Expendables.
This new Expendables team would unite to stop a global terrorist threat, according to Deadline.
It is not yet known whether Stallone will reprise his role as Expendables leader Barney Ross in the proposed Fox programme.
In addition to the proposed television show, two more Expendables sequels and a female-centric spinoff called The ExpendaBelles are in development at Lionsgate. »
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