Deadline reports that FOX has closed a development deal with Sylvester Stallone to executive produce Rambo: New Blood. The show would focus on Stallone’s John Rambo and his son J.R., described as an ex-Navy SEAL for the series. This is a new character who has not been in any of the movies. It sounds like Rambo is a key player in the series, and I don’t see how this series would even work without Stallone as Rambo. There would be no point in doing it. Stallone is expected to reprise his role as John Rambo.
The film series began in 1982 with First Blood, adapted from the novel by David Morrell, with modest success. It was followed by Rambo: First Blood Part II in 1985, which remains the highest-grossing film in the series with over $300 million at the global box office. Rambo III was released in 1988 and the character would take a twenty year break before returning in 2008’s Rambo.
As many of you already know, Rambo did get an animated series in 1986 called Rambo: The Force of Freedom.