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TV SCOOP: ‘Training Day’ Pilot Headed To CBS With A Huge Twist

CBS orders a pilot of “Training Day,” a drama series based on Antoine Fuqua’s 2001 crooked cop feature film starring Ethan Hawke and Denzel Washington.

Training Day pilot on CBS

“Training Day” Pilot Headed To CBS

CBS has given a pilot order to “Training Day,” a drama series based on Antoine Fuqua‘s 2001 crooked cop feature film starring Ethan Hawke and Denzel Washington.

Here’s the scoop via Deadline:

The project, which had a pilot production commitment, hails from Fuqua, writer Will Beall, Warner Bros. TV and studio-based Jerry Bruckheimer Television.

As we previously reported, the TV series project, set 15 years after the film left off, gives the dynamic of the characters from the movie a twist, with the rookie cop being black and the corrupt older cop being white. In the new Training Day, “an idealistic young African-American police officer is appointed to an elite squad of the LAPD where he is partnered with a seasoned, morally ambiguous Caucasian detective.”

It was Fuqua’s idea to do the neo-noir crime thriller as a TV series. He approached WBTV and also brought on board studio-based Jerry Bruckheimer TV and Beall. Fuqua is executive producing and is set to direct the pilot, written by Beall, who has feature (Gangster Squad), television (Castle) and police background as a former LAPD detective.

I definitely plan to check this out. I feel confident about the reboot with Antoine Fuqua at the helm.

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