“Hogan’s Heroes” is the latest classic TV series seeking the reboot treatment, with a sequel series from original series co-creator Al Ruddy in the works.
The new single-camera comedy would be set in present-day and would center on the descendants of the original characters as they team up for a global treasure hunt. No writer or network is currently attached to the project.
Ruddy will serve as an executive producer on the project, alongside “Vice Principals” trio Danny McBride, David Gordon Green and Jody Hill. Brandon James of Rough House Pictures and Alix Jaffe and Adam Dunlap of Village Roadshow will also executive produce.
The original “Hogan’s Heroes” ran for six seasons and 168 episodes on CBS from 1965 to 1971. Bob Crane, Robert Clary, Richard Dawson, Ivan Dixon and Larry Hovis starred as a group of Allied prisoners of war running secret operations out of a German camp during World War II.
Supporting actor Werner Klemperer, who played the camp’s bumbling German leader, won two Emmys and five nominations for his work on the show. Crane also received a pair of nominations, with the show itself going up in the comedy series three times.
Deadline first reported the news.