Sylvester Stallone and
Dolph Lundgren are getting into the TV business. The two are
collaborating on a new action TV series titled The International,
and CBS has given the show a “put pilot” order, with Stallone
set to direct it, according to
The one-hour drama stars Lundgren as Anders Soto, who serves as
an undercover operative from the Department of Safety and Security
at the United Nations. Soto is called in to solve complex problems
and incidents around the world with “asymmetrical solutions.”
Soto is trained as a one-man covert black-ops team and plays the
part of both “negotiator and international spy.”
While the show only has a “put pilot” order and not a full
series greenlight, in Hollywood terms, the show is basically a lock
to get picked up. A “put pilot” means that the network (CBS)
has agreed to air the show, and if they decide for whatever reason
to not air the pilot, they’ll have to pay the studio. So,
basically, a put pilot usually means the pilot will get picked
This project will be the first time that Stallone has directed
for television. Stallone is also set to be an executive producer on
the series, while Ken Sanzel (Blue Bloods) will also serve as
writer and executive producer.
Both Lundgren and Stallone have been keeping busy recently.
Lundgren starred as King Nereus in
Aquaman alongside Jason Momoa, and reprised his role as Ivan
Creed II, starring alongside his friend Stallone. Stallone just
starred in Rambo: Last Blood, and he’s currently
developing a new Rocky sequel, as well as a potential Rocky
prequel series for TV.
The International doesn’t yet have a release date.
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