Another classic film from the 80s is getting a series adaptation! This time, CBS is developing a show based on Bill Murray and Harold Ramis‘ comedy Stripes. I love that movie! I just recently watched it again last month and it’s one of those movies that still makes me laugh! Variety offers the following details:
Like the film, the series will follow a perennial rebellious outsider who finally finds his purpose in life when he joins the US military and must unite a group of ragtag eccentrics. The original 1981 film starred Bill Murray in the lead role with Harold Ramis playing his best friend and Ivan Reitman directing. It grossed over $85 million during its theatrical run.
You won’t see any of the original cast come back for the series, but the director of the original film, Ivan Reitman, will helm and produce it, so that’s pretty cool! The series will be written and executive produced by Trevor Moore, Sam Brown, and Zach Cregger. They are best known for their work as the sketch comedy troupe The Whitest Kids U’Know.
With that team of talent developing the series, there’s a good chance that this series might actually turn out good! But, there is no way in hell they will cast anyone who will be as funny as Billy Murray!