Hogan’s Heroes sequel series in development from original co-creator Al Ruddy
Deadline brings word that a Hogan’s Heroes sequel series is in the works from original series co-creator Al Ruddy, Village Roadshow Entertainment Group, and Rough Pictures.
The reimagined version will be a single-camera action-adventure comedy series set in present-day focusing on the descendants of the original heroes, now scattered around the world, who team up for a global treasure hunt. Danny McBride, David Gordon Green and Jody Hill will executive produce.
The original Hogan’s Heroes ran on CBS from 1965-1971 and was co-created by Ruddy and the late Bernard Fein. The series centered around a group of Allied POWs imprisoned in a German prison camp, led by Colonel Robert Hogan, who secretly used the camp to launch Allied espionage missions. The series starred Bob Crane as Hogan, Werner Klemperer as Colonel Wilhelm Klink, Richard Dawson as Corporal Peter Newkirk and John Banner as Sergeant Hans Schultz.
Ruddy has also produced features including The Godfather and Million Dollar Baby, leading to two Academy Awards for Best Picture for each film.