‘Training Day’ Gets Turned Into Television Series
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.
Hmmm…Training Day seems a bit too gritty to end up on CBS. But maybe they’ll surprise us! Will you be watching???