‘Training Day’ Series Pilot Ordered By CBS: Original Film’s Antoine Fuqua To Direct Show

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Denzel Washington's 'Training Day' is coming to TV. Training Day

CBS will resurrect Training Day after 15 years, but without Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke or the big screen. The network has ordered a pilot for a TV series based from the classic cop thriller.

The TV adaption will be set in 2015 Los Angeles and produced and directed by Training Day’s Antoine Fuqua. Jerry Bruckheimer (CSI, Bad Boys, Top Gun) and Jonathan Littman ( CSI, The Amazing Rac e) will also serve as executive producers. Former LAPD police officer Will Beall ( Gangster Squad, Castle ) is writing the pilot and will also take the role as executive producer.

The Wrap reports the storyline is a bit different from the original movie. CBS will supposedly reverse the classic roles of Hawke as the rookie trainee and Washington as the rogue detective.  

Little is known about the plot specifics but multiple sources say a young African-American cop is assigned to a top LAPD squad of officers and trained by a roughly seasoned White detective.

This will be CBS’s third attempt to bring films into living rooms screens. Limitless premiered on CBS last fall with Bradley Cooper as executive producer, the star of the original 2011 film. A series based on the Rush Hou r films March 31 as well.

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