A Hogan's Heroes sequel series is in development from the show's original co-creator
Something comes from "Nothing! Nothing!"
We have to say, even in a culture rife with reboots, we did not see this one coming. Yesterday, Deadline broke the news that a Hogan's Heroes sequel is currently in development.
How does one follow up a World War II sitcom in 2020? Well, according to the report, this reboot takes place in the modern day. Stylistically, it is imagined as a single-camera action-adventure comedy. Here's where it gets weird — or at least a little Amazing Race meets Tomb Raider meets It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World?
The plot will center around the descendants of the original heroes — presumably Hogan, Newkirk, LeBeau, Kinchloe, Baker. The offspring are now living far apart from each other in far-flung reaches of the globe. Until they band together for an international "treasure hunt."
The idea, in part, comes from Al Ruddy, who co-created the original 1965–71 sitcom with Bernard Fein.
Fein passed away in 1980. Ruddy is teaming with Rough House Pictures, the production shingle of Danny McBride, David Gordon Green and Jody Hill, best known for their HBO series Eastbound & Down, Vice Principals and The Righteous Gemstones, as well as the recent cinematic Halloween reboot.
Ruddy remained a major player in Hollywood following the success of Hogan's Heroes. He later produced acclaimed motion pictures including The Godfather and Million Dollar Baby.
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I love Hogan's Heroes, but this seems a little way to far out in left field to build any fanbase. Perhaps Rudy is trying to milk the bull, instead of the cow? (going in the wrong direction with this) . Hogans Heroes still has a big fan base, worldwide. I would love to see a Hogan's Heroes movie, instead. Perhaps a movie about what happened after the last episode.
Hogan's Heroes is one of those bright little gems that only worked, because it did.
The right blend of characters (actors). The star power (leadership) of Crane and the stellar acting experience of those playing the Germans. Who did so, in spite of how the premise, (in true life) affected their own families! And yet viewers were reminded of the real heroes of that war.
But, preferably, just please don't.
Danny McBride is to tv, what Ron Howard is to the movies: they both have good track records in their chosen mediums. But that doesn't guarantee that because DM will be involved with the HH reboot, that it might not fail, [because it could;] it may be less likely to fail because of his past successes.
I need to go and binge watch RG. I've missed the past couple of episodes.