‘Training Day’ TV Series Lands at CBS with Pilot Production Commitment

Training Day TV Show CBS
Courtesy of Warner Bros.

CBS is producing a pilot based on the 2001 movie “Training Day,” in which Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke starred, Variety has learned.

The television adaptation is set in the LAPD of 2015, with the series picking up 15 years after the events of the Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures film.

The original “Training Day” movie director Antoine Fuqua is behind the television series, attached as director and exec producer.

Fuqua is teaming with Jerry Bruckheimer who will exec produce, alongside Jonathan Littman (“CSI” franchise, “The Amazing Race”). Will Beall (“Gangster Squad,” “Castle”), a former LAPD detective, will pen the pilot, also serving as an exec producer.

“Training Day” followed a rookie cop (played by Hawke) who was paired with a rogue detective (Washington) on his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer. The crime thriller pic earned Washington the Academy Award for best actor.

The television project hails from Jerry Bruckheimer Television, Fuqua Films and Warner Bros. TV for CBS.

If “Training Day” goes to series, it will join a slew of film-to-TV shows on television these days, including “Rush Hour” and “Limitless” on CBS’ slate.

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  1. Rank n file says:

    Saw em filming this dtla today.

  2. Training Day. Washington earned an Oscar for Best Actor for his role as a crooked LA cop.

    • Rena Moretti says:

      Which goes to show you can win awards for really bad movies in Hollywood (actually really bad movies are preferred).

      Nothing against Denzel who is an excellent actor.

  3. Djstlawrence says:

    Television is taking the lazy habit from film, when you lack creativity just do a remake or alter a past production. The arts are dead in hollyweirdo.

    • Rena Moretti says:

      The problem is that the people who own the conglomerates who own the studios who own the networks think that remakes are “safe”.

      The fact that they’re not because most flop badly doesn’t seem to enter into the equation and we have now an anti-creativity culture that permeates Hollywood and where idiotic remakes and adaptation have crowded original projects out.

  4. Rena Moretti says:

    It was a bad movie and a worse idea for a TV show.

    CBS lost the plot when Nina Tassler was promoted.

  5. CMS says:

    I too miss The Shield. But congrats!

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