A revered comedy series from the 1960s is in the works for a sequel, as unlikely as it might sound. Deadline reports exclusively that “Hogan’s Heroes” is being rebooted by Al Ruddy, the original show’s co-creator, along with Village Roadshow Entertainment Group and Rough Pictures.
“The reimagined version will be a single-camera action adventure comedy series set in present day focusing on the descendants of the original heroes, now scattered around the world, who team up for a global treasure hunt,” Deadline reports. “Ruddy will executive produce with Rough House Pictures principals Danny McBride, David Gordon Green and Jody Hill and the company’s president of production Brandon James. Alix Jaffe and Adam Dunlap will oversee for VREG.”
The original series, which was co-created by Ruddy and the late Bernard Fein, ran for six seasons on CBS, from 1965-1971, producing 168 episodes. The show was popular and generally well-received, with Werner Klemperer winning two Emmys for his portrayal of Col. Klink.
But “Hogan’s Heroes” also has drawn criticism from some observers over the years for making it appear that life in a German POW camp during World War II was “fun.”