The possibility of The Expendables becoming a TV series is still under discussion, but there’s reason to believe it might not work out.
by Sylvester Stallone The Expendables franchise could be heading to television in the near future, raising questions about its potential for success on the small screen. Although all three films were hit or miss at the box office, the trilogy was considered profitable in the long run. But this alone is not enough to prove that The Expendables would be equally effective as a network or streaming show.
A television series based on The Expendables isn’t officially planned, but at the moment it’s thought to be a real possibility for the future of the franchise. These discussions date back to 2012, but they have not yet led anywhere. But apparently the idea is still on the table. As recently as November 2021, Millennium Media Chairman Jeffrey Greenstein listed The Expendables as one of the IPs the studio wanted to explore as a television series. That too may end up falling apart, but rejuvenating the franchise with a fourth installment in 2023 at least increases the chances of the studio moving forward with a Consumables TV series.
Why The Expendables TV Show Is Doomed
The concept of an elite team of soldiers embarking on high-risk missions for the government is something that could certainly be translated into television format, but making it a success would be a whole other challenge. Story wise, it might work as a spectacle, but basically what makes the popularity of The Expendables is the cast and the action. The prospect of actors like Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Chuck Norris teaming up is a big part of what drives people to theaters. Getting all of these stars together for a single film is obviously a colossal undertaking for any Hollywood film, and one that would be even harder to pull off for a TV show, which would naturally suffer from a much smaller budget.
With less money than a big screen Consumables would benefit from a story, a TV version probably wouldn’t be able to bring together a gathering of big action stars of the same caliber that the movies have offered. Some might be ready to take on television roles, but it’s hard to imagine him matching what the movies have created. The same can be said for the high octane action of the movies, as it’s a must for everything Consumables Payment. The plot has never been what keeps viewers engaged, so intense action sequences that are consistent throughout the show should be a priority. Satisfying this interest would be difficult because of the pressure it would put on the budget.
If The Expendables TV Show Should Succeed, Now’s The Time
If the studio is willing to take that risk with a Consumables show, there might not be a better time than now to kick off the series. After all, these conversations on The Expendables’ potential as a TV series comes at a time when big budget shows are starting to become the norm. Streaming services like Netflix, Disney+, and Amazon apparently spare no expense in their efforts to deliver shows that are almost movie-like in terms of SFX. Whether The Expendables has any hopes of operating, the studio would need to muster the financial resources to not only blast and shoot all the guns, but also assemble an impressive cast of action heroes.
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