Comics, TV

RED Will Now Get a TV Show Based on the Movies Based on the Comic



I’m somewhat fond of the RED (Retired Extremely Dangerous) movies, as they remind me a lot of my late father-in-law, up to and including some of the spy tricks the former government operatives in the movies use. A version of The Expendables flicks but done right, they’re more comedic than the graphic novel, which was a pretty austere affair, which is why it makes sense that a new TV adaptation just announced will lean more heavily on the movies, despite talk of a

more grounded and authentic world, focusing on the characters’ darkly hilarious struggles to survive civilian life as they simultaneously fight for and against the very organization that threw them out.

To make this work, though, we need the TV casting to mirror the movies, with actual aging action stars considered too old to anchor a show without a younger sidekick. David Hasslehoff. Kevin Sorbo. Jan-Michael Vincent. Lucy Lawless. Mr. T.

Who’s gonna be the one to say “Old man my ass!”?

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist