Rambo to Return in New TV Show, Produced by Sylvester Stallone
Sly developing a small screen version of his iconic action hero.
With Sylvester Stallone currently picking up rave reviews for his performance as an ageing Rocky Balboa in Creed, it seems like we may not have seen the last of his other famous movie character--John Rambo. It has been reported that Stallone is involved with the development of a TV show based on the Rambo series.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show is to be executively produced by the star, which would focus on the relationship between Rambo and his Navy SEAL son. It is to be written by Jeb Stuart, an action movie veteran responsible for the scripts of Die Hard, The Fugitive, and the Stallone movie Lock Up. It is unconfirmed if Stallone will act in the series, although THR quote a source as saying that he won't be reprising the role.
The show would follow 2008's Rambo, the fourth film in the series that begun with 1982's First Blood. Last year, there were reports that Stallone would return for a fifth movie entitled Rambo: Last Blood, but THR states that the project is now on hold.
In October, it was announced that The Expendables 4, the latest part of Stallone's ensemble action series, would film next year for a 2017 release.