Deadline Hollywood is suggesting that Chuck Norris, already a component of the big-screen “Expendables” franchise, could serve as connective tissue between the “Expendables” movie franchise and Fox’s proposed “Expendables: The Series.”
The economic model should be similar to the one used by Sylvester Stallone for his movies: round up an improbable number of iconic, older (if perhaps slightly underemployed) action icons and put them back to work in an all-star ensemble piece.
Deadline suggests Fox could also pursue for the project Keifer Sutherland, Mr. T, Lucy Lawless and/or Jennifer Garner. (It also suggests Tom Selleck and Scott Bakula, who already have full-time jobs on CBS, so those could prove some tricky negotiations.)
Is Sarah Michelle Gellar doing anything besides Freddie Prinze Jr.’s Star Wars cartoons? How about Chad Coleman, Michelle Forbes, Josh Holloway, Jason Isaacs, Sean Bean, Ray Stevenson and/or “Gilmore Girls”/ “Sin City” star Alexis Bledel?
I’d also go a lot older. Wake up the agents who handle William Shatner, Lee Majors, Edward James Olmos and Robert Conrad.
Stallone is producing, with “NCIS” writer-producer Shane Brennan serving as showrunner should the project go to series.
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