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Shane Black Writing Reboot Pilot Based On The Avengers TV Show

January 12, 2018 | Posted by Joseph Lee

In an interview with Dark Side Magazine (via ScreenRant), Fred Dekker revealed that he and Shane Black were working on a reboot of the classic 1960s TV series The Avengers. The show, which had nothing to do with Marvel Comics, followed super spies John Steed and Emma Peel.

Dekker said: “It’s The Avengers, with John Steed and Emma Peel. We’re setting it in Britain in the 60’s, and our approach is The Ipcress File meets Doctor Who. At this moment, it’s my favorite thing we’re working on.

The original series ran from 1961 to 1969. A film reboot was attempted in 1998, starring Ralph Fiennes and Uma Thurman, but it bombed at the box office.