With Tom Cruise’s ‘Top Gun’ Sequel Being Prepped for Release Next Summer, ABC Has in Development Its Own Spin on that Elite Jet Fighter Pilot Program

Oct 8, 2019  •  Post A Comment

Back in 1986 “Top Gun” brought in more money at U.S. movie theaters than any other film that year ($176M). So it’s not surprising that Paramount is finally making a sequel, due in theaters next June.

Today there’s word that TV wants in on the action as well.

“ABC has put in development ‘Adveresaries,’ a drama that centers on the female leader of the Navy’s Top Gun fighter pilot school in Key West,” reports Deadline.

Reported by Patrick Hipes and Nellie Andreeva, the story says that “The series comes from the network’s ‘The Good Doctor’ star/co-exec producer Freddie Highmore via his Alfresco Pictures and Sony Pictures TV where the company is based.”

The article adds, “Written by Sean Finegan and Katie J. Stone & David Daitch (‘Shooter’), ‘Adversaries’ centers on Lara Bryer, a trailblazing fighter pilot who takes charge of the Navy’s most elite flight school in Key West. But training Top Gun pilots in supersonic aerial combat is nothing compared to the challenges she’ll face on the ground, from navigating life as a newly single working mom to breaking through the glass ceiling in a field so male-dominated that as of 2019, just 3% of all Naval pilots are women.”

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