Director Antoine Fuqua’s pitch for a TV series based on his acclaimed 2001 crime thriller “Training Day” has landed at CBS.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network will produce a pilot directed by Fuqua set 15 years after the events of the Warner Bros. and Roadshow Pictures film. Will Beall (“Castle,” “The Gangster Squad”), a former LAPD detective turned screenwriter, will handle the script.
Denzel Washington earned an Academy Award for his performance in the 2001 original as a highly decorated but corrupt LAPD detective, who evaluates rookie Ethan Hawke on his first day as a narcotics officer. Hawke was nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actor.
Hailing from Warner Bros. Television, Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Fuqua Films, the television follow-up will be executive produced by Bruckheimer, Fuqua, Beall and Jonathan Littman.
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