Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > TV Talk
Reload this Page >

‘The Expendables’ Event Series In Works At Fox With Sylvester Stallone Producing

TV Talk Talk about Shows on TV
View Poll Results: Do you think The Expendables would work as a TV series?
Yes sounds good to me
7.69%
Yes, but only on cable (preferrably premium)
26.92%
F*** No, Keep it a Film Franchise
65.38%
Voters: 26. You may not vote on this poll

‘The Expendables’ Event Series In Works At Fox With Sylvester Stallone Producing

Old 05-31-12, 12:24 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk God
Thread Starter
 
DJariya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: La Palma, CA
Posts: 69,332
Received 1,659 Likes on 1,217 Posts
Lionsgate considering developing The Expendables as TV Series

From Deadline:

Keep in mind, they are just Considering this. Nothing has been greenlit or signed. Also being considered as possible series are Step Up and Red.


Lionsgate is looking at converting several movies into TV series — including, I’m told, the 2010 action film about a team of mercenaries. It wasn’t on CEO Jon Feltheimer’s list this morning, though, when he briefly discussed synergy plans in a conference call with Wall Street analysts following the company’s release last night of its fiscal Q4 results. Feltheimer says he’s also considering making series from Red and Step Up, film franchises acquired with the recent purchase of Summit Entertainment. Speaking of the deal, Feltheimer noted that Lionsgate’s $500M term loan to fund it “will be paid down on schedule” and its debt will be “significantly reduced.” One of the main reasons for that, of course, is the huge success of The Hunger Games. Due to the timing of the release in March at the end of the studio’s fiscal Q4, about 90% of the profits have yet to be reported. That made Feltheimer confident enough to report that Lionsgate “will generate approximately $900 million in EBITDA over the next three years.”
Old 05-31-12, 12:44 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Mike86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 22,974
Received 696 Likes on 571 Posts
Re: Lionsgate considering developing The Expendables as TV Series

I can't see this actually happening. They'd be lucky if one of the actual stars signed on but I bet it'd end up a bunch of no name actors. Plus the first movie was okay not fantastic. The second could be better but even so I don't think there's enough material for a series.
Old 05-31-12, 02:18 PM
  #3  
Moderator
 
Geofferson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: The Village Green
Posts: 39,537
Received 45 Likes on 36 Posts
Re: Lionsgate considering developing The Expendables as TV Series

^ Agree. I wouldn't consider this a strong choice for a TV series.
Old 05-31-12, 02:31 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Matthew Chmiel's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 13,263
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: Lionsgate considering developing The Expendables as TV Series

You people disgust me with your lackluster imagination.

This show could do the same for washed up 80s and 90s television action stars like the film series did for washed up 80s and 90s movie stars.

Lorenzo Lamas. Adrian Paul. David Hasselhoff. Kevin Sorbo. Richard Grieco. Just think of all of the possibilities of other actors you can attract.

Don't tell me you wouldn't watch that, because you're a fucking liar if you say otherwise. Throw it on Cinemax before Strike Back or on Starz before Spartacus. Boom. Winning.

Fuck. Lionsgate needs to hire me as the showrunner.
Old 05-31-12, 02:35 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Legend
 
islandclaws's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Behind the Orange Curtain
Posts: 20,086
Likes: 0
Received 6 Likes on 6 Posts
Re: Lionsgate considering developing The Expendables as TV Series

Could be good with the right (washed up) cast, but they'll undoubtedly do something stupid in terms of casting and it'll suck. It'll doubly suck if it isn't on a premium cable network.
Old 05-31-12, 02:48 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk God
 
Deftones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Arizona
Posts: 78,353
Received 674 Likes on 483 Posts
Re: Lionsgate considering developing The Expendables as TV Series

Originally Posted by Mike86 View Post
I can't see this actually happening. They'd be lucky if one of the actual stars signed on but I bet it'd end up a bunch of no name actors. Plus the first movie was okay not fantastic. The second could be better but even so I don't think there's enough material for a series.
who gives a shit if it is no-name actors? Strike Back on Cinemax is fucking awesome with tons of action and violence. Do it right like that and it would be an awesome show.
Old 05-31-12, 02:51 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Shannon Nutt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 17,857
Received 167 Likes on 134 Posts
Re: Lionsgate considering developing The Expendables as TV Series

Actually, I kind of like Matthew's idea of using old, washed-up TV actors. Someone get Lee Majors on the phone.
Old 05-31-12, 03:03 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: SnogBox
Posts: 7,902
Received 57 Likes on 42 Posts
Re: Lionsgate considering developing The Expendables as TV Series

Don't forget The Transporter is being made into a tv series. Showtime I think?
Old 05-31-12, 03:20 PM
  #9  
DVD Talk God
Thread Starter
 
DJariya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: La Palma, CA
Posts: 69,332
Received 1,659 Likes on 1,217 Posts
Re: Lionsgate considering developing The Expendables as TV Series

Originally Posted by Superman07 View Post
Don't forget The Transporter is being made into a tv series. Showtime I think?
It's airing on Cinemax. Most likely in the Fall or Winter.
Old 05-31-12, 03:41 PM
  #10  
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 3,503
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Lionsgate considering developing The Expendables as TV Series

Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel View Post
Don't tell me you wouldn't watch that,
I woudn't. Sounds like a fucking abomination.

The first movie sucked and I'll only watch the second on VOD because of Schwarzenegger. This is a terrible idea.
Old 05-31-12, 05:45 PM
  #11  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Mike86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 22,974
Received 696 Likes on 571 Posts
Re: Lionsgate considering developing The Expendables as TV Series

Originally Posted by Deftones View Post
who gives a shit if it is no-name actors? Strike Back on Cinemax is fucking awesome with tons of action and violence. Do it right like that and it would be an awesome show.
I guess for me personally I don't like the idea of basically just cashing in on the name value when it's likely not going to have anyone from the movies even in it. If they want to make an action series just make it it's own thing. It's not so much the idea of not having big name actors but just taking the name and expecting people to like it because it's got the same title. I hate when movies/shows do the cash in thing just for the sake of it because most of the time it just turns out shitty. The idea of bringing old action television stars is sort of interesting but I doubt that would actually be the case.
Old 05-31-12, 08:21 PM
  #12  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Sacramento, Calif.
Posts: 13,525
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Re: Lionsgate considering developing The Expendables as TV Series

This could only be viable if there was washed up 80s/90s TV actors, as previously mentioned.

I want Dennis Haskins in this to come capacity.
Old 06-01-12, 08:40 AM
  #13  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Troy Stiffler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Under an I-10 Overpass
Posts: 24,034
Received 119 Likes on 93 Posts
Re: Lionsgate considering developing The Expendables as TV Series

Are there any action shows out there right now? Like The A-Team was? Shows where the good guys help the people in need, and the drive into an abandoned warehouse and bust some ass for the last fifteen minutes.

Seems like all I see is those CSI and Law and Order type shows. Hollywood gave up on those kind of action movies, too. Maybe there's not a market anymore.
Old 06-01-12, 02:00 PM
  #14  
DRG
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: ND
Posts: 13,421
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Re: Lionsgate considering developing The Expendables as TV Series

Originally Posted by Deftones View Post
who gives a shit if it is no-name actors? Strike Back on Cinemax is fucking awesome with tons of action and violence. Do it right like that and it would be an awesome show.
I would guess that for the 95% of people, the only reason they gave a shit about The Expendables in first place was because of the 'former action star' hook. Take that concept away and you have just another action story. Not saying the show couldn't be as good (or even better, honestly) than the movie despite this, but why even bother basing it on The Expendables then?
Old 06-01-12, 02:09 PM
  #15  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Rosemount, MN
Posts: 39,037
Received 687 Likes on 440 Posts
Re: Lionsgate considering developing The Expendables as TV Series

Originally Posted by troystiffler View Post
Are there any action shows out there right now? Like The A-Team was? Shows where the good guys help the people in need, and the drive into an abandoned warehouse and bust some ass for the last fifteen minutes.

Seems like all I see is those CSI and Law and Order type shows. Hollywood gave up on those kind of action movies, too. Maybe there's not a market anymore.
In all seriousness, Nikita totally fits that bill.
Old 06-01-12, 02:13 PM
  #16  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Arizona
Posts: 8,020
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Re: Lionsgate considering developing The Expendables as TV Series

Originally Posted by troystiffler View Post
Are there any action shows out there right now? Like The A-Team was? Shows where the good guys help the people in need, and the drive into an abandoned warehouse and bust some ass for the last fifteen minutes.
Burn Notice is along those lines.
Old 06-01-12, 02:16 PM
  #17  
DVD Talk God
Thread Starter
 
DJariya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: La Palma, CA
Posts: 69,332
Received 1,659 Likes on 1,217 Posts
Re: Lionsgate considering developing The Expendables as TV Series

Originally Posted by troystiffler View Post
Are there any action shows out there right now? Like The A-Team was? Shows where the good guys help the people in need, and the drive into an abandoned warehouse and bust some ass for the last fifteen minutes.

Seems like all I see is those CSI and Law and Order type shows. Hollywood gave up on those kind of action movies, too. Maybe there's not a market anymore.
Plus, Strike Back on Cinemax, which has Hard R-Rated material.
Old 06-01-12, 02:30 PM
  #18  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Mike86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 22,974
Received 696 Likes on 571 Posts
Re: Lionsgate considering developing The Expendables as TV Series

Originally Posted by troystiffler View Post
Are there any action shows out there right now? Like The A-Team was? Shows where the good guys help the people in need, and the drive into an abandoned warehouse and bust some ass for the last fifteen minutes.

Seems like all I see is those CSI and Law and Order type shows. Hollywood gave up on those kind of action movies, too. Maybe there's not a market anymore.
Burn Notice is the main one that comes to mind for me. Haven't seen Nikita or Strike Back but from their descriptions they sound like they'd be a similar sort of concept.

Originally Posted by DRG View Post
I would guess that for the 95% of people, the only reason they gave a shit about The Expendables in first place was because of the 'former action star' hook. Take that concept away and you have just another action story. Not saying the show couldn't be as good (or even better, honestly) than the movie despite this, but why even bother basing it on The Expendables then?
This is a good answer to why I don't want to see a show based on The Expendables if it's going to have a bunch of no names in it. Just cashing in on the name is stupid when the concept of The Expendables was basically some of the biggest names in action movies teaming up. I think the only way this would work is like mentioned in this thread if they got some old television action stars to star in a series based upon The Expendables since it's pretty unlikely they'd get anyone from the films to star in it.
Old 06-01-12, 04:33 PM
  #19  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Matthew Chmiel's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 13,263
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: Lionsgate considering developing The Expendables as TV Series

Originally Posted by Mike86 View Post
Just cashing in on the name is stupid when the concept of The Expendables was basically some of the biggest names in action movies teaming up.
Not unless you team up the biggest names in action television! Did anyone read my post? Fuuuuuck.

And I'm all for Dennis Haskins being somehow involved.

Hey, hey, hey! NOW WHAT IS GOING ON IN HERE?
Old 06-01-12, 06:49 PM
  #20  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Formerly known as Groucho AND Bandoman/Death Moans, Iowa
Posts: 17,974
Received 250 Likes on 181 Posts
Re: Lionsgate considering developing The Expendables as TV Series

Originally Posted by troystiffler View Post
Are there any action shows out there right now? Like The A-Team was? Shows where the good guys help the people in need, and the drive into an abandoned warehouse and bust some ass for the last fifteen minutes.
.
Doesnt that mean farting? If you combIne washed up tv actors with 15 minutes of flateuence... I probably still wouldn't watch.
Old 06-01-12, 11:58 PM
  #21  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Abob Teff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Not necessarily Formerly known as Solid Snake
Posts: 25,267
Received 579 Likes on 409 Posts
Re: Lionsgate considering developing The Expendables as TV Series

Sylvester Stallone ... Barney Ross ... replaced with Corey Feldman
Jason Statham ... Lee Christmas ... replaced with Jaleel White
Jet Li ... Yin Yang ... replaced with ... Ke Huy Quan
Dolph Lundgren ... Gunnar Jensen ... replaced with Alf

Must have Soleil Moon-Frye and Alyssa Milano as the love-interests a special guest cameo by Neil Patrick Harris.
Old 03-05-15, 12:05 PM
  #22  
Moderator
 
dex14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 38,708
Likes: 0
Received 2,603 Likes on 1,784 Posts
‘The Expendables’ Event Series In Works At Fox With Sylvester Stallone Producing

EXCLUSIVE: TV action stars are getting The Expendables treatment as Sylvester Stallone’s hit feature franchise is heading to television. Fox is developing The Expendables, an event series based on the movies, with the franchise’s writer and star Stallone executive producing alongside the films’ producer Avi Lerner.

Writing/executive producing the TV adaptation are feature writing duo Greg Coolidge (Ride Along) & Kirk Ward and NCIS: LA executive producer/showrunner Shane Brennan. 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. The project hails from Lionsgate TV, whose feature sibling distributes The Expendables movies, and CBS TV Studios, where Brennan is under an overall deal. Also executive producing the potential event series, for which Fox has ordered a script, is Kevin King, long-time executive at Stallone’s Rogue Marble production company.

There is no cast attached or approached yet but the producers have plenty of beloved TV action stars to choose from: Walker Texas Ranger‘s Chuck Norris, who already is part of The Expendables feature franchise, 24‘s Kiefer Sutherland, Xena‘s Lucy Lawless, Alias‘ Jennifer Garner, A-Team‘s Mr. T and Strike Back‘s Sullivan Stapleton and Philip Winchester, just to name a few.

The Expendables is among the movie titles in the Lionsgate library that the company had been eying to mine for television for some time, with the idea for a potential Expendables series first floated back in 2012.

The first three movies in The Expendables franchisee have grossed almost $800 million in the worldwide boxoffice. A fourth and fifth installment as well as a female offshoot The Expendabelles are in various stages of development.

Coolidge & Ward, repped by Paradigm and managed by Jay Froberg of ROAR, were recently tapped to script Roadrunner, an action comedy that has Scott Eastwood and Trace Adkins attached to star.

NCIS veteran Brennan, repped by Paradigm and attorney Kevin Kelly, joined the mothership series the beginning of Season 4 in 2006, taking the reins as showrunner the following season. He created spinoff NCIS: LA and ran both series for two years before focusing his attention solely on NCIS: LA.
http://deadline.com/2015/03/expendab...ne-1201386545/
Old 03-05-15, 12:11 PM
  #23  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Navinabob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Bay Area, California
Posts: 8,939
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: ‘The Expendables’ Event Series In Works At Fox With Sylvester Stallone Producing

Actually, I'm okay with this. We could get Adrian Paul, Lorenzo Lamas, Dirk Benedict and Kevin Sorbo all in one show.
Old 03-05-15, 12:29 PM
  #24  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 2,547
Received 5 Likes on 3 Posts
Re: ‘The Expendables’ Event Series In Works At Fox With Sylvester Stallone Producing

I'm ok with this and think this could be fun. Most interesting thing would be how do they go about picking the actors?
Old 03-05-15, 03:25 PM
  #25  
DVD Talk Legend
 
stingermck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Cobra Island
Posts: 16,412
Received 190 Likes on 134 Posts
‘The Expendables’ Event Series: Fox, Stallone Producing; TV Action Stars

EXCLUSIVE: TV action stars are getting The Expendables treatment as Sylvester Stallone’s hit feature franchise is heading to television. Fox is developing The Expendables, an event series based on the movies, with the franchise’s writer and star Stallone executive producing alongside the films’ producer Avi Lerner and NCIS veteran Shane Brennan who serves as showrunner.

Writing/executive producing the TV adaptation are feature writing duo Greg Coolidge (Ride Along) & Kirk Ward and Brennan. 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. The project hails from Lionsgate TV, whose feature sibling distributes The Expendables movies, CBS TV Studios, where Brennan is under an overall deal, and CBSTV-based Shane Brennan Prods. Also executive producing the potential event series, for which Fox has ordered a script, are Kevin King, long-time executive at Stallone’s Rogue Marble production company, and Shane Brennan Prods.’ Grant Anderson.

There is no cast attached or approached yet but the producers have plenty of beloved TV action stars to choose from: Walker Texas Ranger‘s Chuck Norris, who already is part of The Expendables feature franchise, 24‘s Kiefer Sutherland, Magnum P.I.’s Tom Selleck, Xena‘s Lucy Lawless, Quantum Leap‘s Scott Bakula, Alias‘ Jennifer Garner, A-Team‘s Mr. T and Strike Back‘s Sullivan Stapleton and Philip Winchester, just to name a few.

http://deadline.com/2015/03/expendab...ne-1201386545/
Well, like we have done 3 times before, what is the dream cast?

Selleck, Kiefer, Garner, for me. Hell throw in The 'Hoff also.

Last edited by stingermck; 03-05-15 at 03:54 PM.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.