Box office heavyweight Sylvester Stallone is joining forces with one of the big four broadcast networks to bring his feature film franchise “The Expendables” to television.
Writing on Deadline.com, Nellie Andreeva reports that Fox is working with Stallone on an event series based on the hit movie franchise.
Stallone, who writes and stars in the films, is exec producing along with “Expendables” producer Avi Lerner and Shane Brennan of “NCIS.” Brennan has also been tapped to be showrunner.
“Writing/executive producing the TV adaptation are feature writing duo Greg Coolidge (‘Ride Along’) & Kirk Ward and Brennan,” Andreeva reports. “It is described as a fun action drama that unites iconic TV stars as a new team of highly skilled heroes who are on a mission to stop a dangerous terrorist.”
Lionsgate TV and Shane Brennan Productions, based at CBS TV Studios, are producing.
Andreeva adds: “Also executive producing the potential event series, for which Fox has ordered a script, are Kevin King, longtime executive at Stallone’s Rogue Marble production company, and Shane Brennan Prods.’ Grant Anderson.”