Last week, I had the chance to speak with Scott Waugh for Act of Valor, which debuts on Blu-ray and DVD June 5. When I asked him about any other projects he was working on, the filmmaker told me he's delving into television with a new action series for TNT entitled R.E.A.C.T.. Here's what he had to say about the show, which he envisions as a more modern version of The A-Team.
"I'm going to do a modern-day A-Team on TNT, a new TV show. We'll be using real guys. It's a real group of bad-ass operators who go around the world doing secret operations. It's called R.E.A.C.T., which stands for Restricted Evolution and Adaptation on Counter-Terrorism. I have this real passion right now to bring action to television again. This is one of my little obsessions, and that's why I designed the show. I want this style of action on television."
The show is still in the early stages of development, but if TNT picks it up to series, we may be seeing it on the TNT lineup next year.
"Yeah, we're working on the script right now. We'll probably shoot the pilot in either September or October. Hopefully it goes right to series after that."
The filmmaker also talked about his unique connection to the original series The A-Team, which his father, Fred M. Waugh, worked on as a stuntman.
"I come from a stuntman background, and my dad used to work on The A-Team. I used to hang out on the set with all those guys. I got to meet Mr. T when I was a little kid. It was so cool."
We'll be sure to keep you posted with any developments regarding R.E.A.C.T. as soon as we have more information.