The team behind the canceled Fox sitcom “Enlisted” will trade in fictional Fort McGee for a super-sized keyboard and a coin-operated fortune teller.
Kevin Biegel and Mike Royce will produce and write a TV adaptation of “Big,” the 1988 coming-of-age-in-a-hurry movie starring Tom Hanks, according to reports from Entertainment Weekly and The Hollywood Reporter.
The show reportedly would air as an “event series,” meaning it likely would have a predetermined end date — unlike the commotion that surrounded the pair’s previous project.
The move comes after extensive, but ultimately unsuccessful, negotiations between 20th Century Fox Television and Yahoo to bring “Enlisted” back as an online series, THR reported.
Even before Yahoo negotiations reportedly wrapped, other former soldiers at fictional Fort McGee had moved on, with supporting actors Parker Young (Pvt. Randy Hill) and Keith David (Sgt. Maj. Donald Cody) taking roles in the upcoming DirecTV original comedy “Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight” and star Geoff Stults (Sgt. Pete Hill) landing a recurring role on the upcoming CBS remake of “The Odd Couple.”
Stults continues to show his support for “Enlisted” on social media.