Per Deadline, a new ‘Kickboxer’ series is currently in the works. The show, titled “Operation: Kickboxer,” will focus on Michael Sloane, younger brother of Kurt Sloane (Jean-Claude Van Damme), though no one has been officially cast in the role yet. However, an official synopsis of the series has been released: “‘Operation: Kickboxer’ will be a martial arts espionage series that finds the youngest Sloane brother, Michael, entering the world of international geopolitical intrigue. freedom, Sloane must go undercover as MMA contender, using his influence to gain access to targets around the world while remaining in contention for the championship belt.”
It is unclear if Van Damme will appear or have anything to do with “Operation: Kickboxer.” Still, it’s an interesting premise that pays great homage to the original “Kickboxer” movie. Gary Scott Thompson, who wrote the original “The Fast and the Furious” movie, will take the reigns as showrunner.
The show hasn’t been picked up by a network or premium streaming service yet, but given that it’s in early development, that’s not a huge surprise. Regardless, nostalgic ’80s action fans have yet another reason to be excited in this era of revivals.
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