A Hogan's Heroes sequel series is in development from the show's original co-creator
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.