‘G.I. Joe’ Live-Action Franchise Aims for TV with Lady Jaye

Lady Jaye TV Series Amazon

It was always believed that this fall’s Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins movie would be the first entry in a much larger universe Paramount was planning. No one could have guessed the next character focus and where they’d be focused.

While it seemed like the upcoming re-brand of CBS All Access into Paramount+ seemed like the perfect home for further G.I. Joe adventures, today Hasbro via Deadline revealed that a Lady Jaye-centric series is currently in the early stages of development at Amazon Prime Studios for Amazon Prime members.

Lady Jaye has already been portrayed by Adrianne Palicki in live-action by in the second G.I. Joe movie, GI: Joe Retaliation. Since the Snake Eyes movie is a full reboot the expectation is this series will be as well with a new actress in the title role.

Here is what Larry Hama wrote for Lady Jaye’s action figure file card back in 1985 or so.

“Lady Jaye graduated from Bryn Mawr and did her graduate work at Trinity College in Dublin where she acquired the faint Gaelic lilt that adorns her speech. An accomplished actress and mime as well as a studied linguist, she can easily pass as a native in France, Italy, Poland, Russia, Germany, Afghanistan, Spain, and Portugal.

Airborne and Ranger qualified, graduated intelligence school Fort Holabird. Qualified expert: M-16, M1911A1 and reflex crossbow.

Lady Jaye doesn’t go in for that phoney wig and rubber mask brand of disguise like those jokers on Mission Improbable…She becomes the subject: body language, subtle gesture, correct shading of dialect – The right look in the eye. Cloaked and sandaled, she can squat down with a basket of oranges, in any Middle Eastern marketplace and blend in perfectly.”

What’s intriguing is Deadline reporting the Lady Jaye series will “connect to the larger G.I. Joe universe”, meaning the G.I. Joe franchise will be oddly spread across both Paramount and Amazon. It’s likely Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins will eventually land on Paramount+ so you’ll need two separate streaming services to get the complete G.I. Joe live-action experience.

Erik Oleson (Carnival Row, The Man in the High Castle) is already on board to run the Lady Jaye series.

It may be a while before there’s an update considering development is in the very early stages.

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