The hits are heavy for what Flame Ventures is now planning for an hour-long action drama series being developed by the label’s own Tony Krantz who will exec produce. The project, pitched this week to sevral major networks (sans ABC) aims to reunite Sylvester Stallone and Dolph Lundgren with the latter to star.
Drama vet Ken Sanzel (Reef Break) would write and showrun, as well as executive produce the series which sees Lundgren starring as the U.N.’s “secret special agent” at the Department of Safety and Security, “…a one-man S.W.A.T. team and hostage negotiator.” Stallone, currently looking to beef-up action-oriented projects at Balboa with partner Braden Aftergood, is also exec producing with Lundgren’s manager at Zero Gravity, Craig Baumgarten.
The series marks the latest potential joint venture for Lundgren and Stallone who’ve been an iconic screen presence together since going the distance as opponents 34 years ago in Rocky IV. They banded together again eventually for the current Expendables trilogy dating back to 2010, and coming full circle with Rocky IV spin-off, Creed 2.
Lundgren will next appear day-and-date in director Giorgio Serafini’s The Tracker on August 9 from Lionsgate. Stallone is tackling both sides of the lens going forward, which also includes upcoming franchise outing, Rambo: Last Blood in theaters September 20. (Deadline)