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Stripes TV Series In The Works

Stripes is getting the television treatment–and that's the fact, Jack. 

Per The Hollywood Reporter, CBS is working on a new television series based on the 1981 comedy movie of the same name. The network has teamed up with Sony Pictures Television to strike a deal with Stripes film director Ivan Reitman to produce, and potentially direct, the project should it progress to a put-pilot stage. 

Drawing inspiration from the Bill Murray-led movie, the Stripes series will "follow a perennial rebellious outsider who ultimately finds his purpose in life when he joins the U.S. military and must unite a group of ragtag eccentrics." A cast hasn't yet been announced, but you likely shouldn't hold out hope that original stars Murray, Harold Ramis, John Candy, or Sean Young will take on any lead roles. (Cameo appearances could be in the cards, however.)

Trevor Moore, Sam Brown, and Zach Cregger of The Whitest Kids U'Know fame are on deck to write the series' script, with Tom Pollack and Julius Goldy Sharpe serving as executive producers. Amie Karp and Peter Fried join Reitman under his Montecito Picture Company banner to produce the project. 

We'll keep you in the loop with additional Stripes series news as it breaks.