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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