A new version of Hogan's Heroes will be brought to life by co-creator Al Ruddy, alongside Village Roadshow Entertainment Group and Rough Pictures.
According to Deadline, the new series will be set in the present day and will follow the descendants of the original heroes. The story will see them come together and team up for a global treasure hunt. This new take will be shot as a single-camera action-adventure comedy.
Ruddy will executive produce the series with Rough House Pictures’ Danny McBride, David Gordon Green and Jody Hill, as well as the company’s president of production, Brandon James. Previous productions from Rough House Pictures include Eastbound & Down, Vice Principles and The Righteous Gemstones.
The original Hogan’s Heroes was a comedy set in a German Prisoner of War camp during World War II. It was co-created by Ruddy and the late Bernard Fein and ran for 168 episodes on CBS between 1965-1971. The series followed a group of Allied POWs led by U.S. Colonel Robert Hogan, who covertly launched multiple Allied espionage missions from within the camp. Hogan’s Heroes starred Bob Crane as Hogan, Werner Klemperer as Colonel Wilhelm Klink, Richard Dawson as Corporal Peter Newkirk and John Banner as Sergeant Hans Schultz.