2:55pm PT by Bryn Elise Sandberg
‘Stripes’ TV Adaptation in Development at CBS
CBS is developing a new series based on the comedy movie Stripes.
Inspired by the 1981 film starring Bill Murray, the single-camera effort 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. The original movie, directed by Ivan Reitman, grossed over $85 million during its run.
The television reboot will be written by Trevor Moore, Sam Brown and Zach Cregger, who are known for their sketch comedy troupe The Whitest Kids U’Know. They later turned the troupe into a TV series of the same name that aired from 2007-2011 on Fuse and IFC. Reitman is set to direct the adaptation.
The writing trio will also executive produce, along with Julius Goldy Sharpe, Amie Karp, Peter Fried and Reitman under his Montecito Picture Company banner. The project hails from Sony Pictures Television Studio in association with CBS Television Studios.
Moore is repped by CAA, Generate and attorney Josh Sandler. Cregger is with CAA and Principato-Young Entertainment. Brown is repped by Principato-Young Entertainment. Reitman and Montecito Picture Company are repped by CAA. Sharpe is with WME and Jackoway Tyerman.