A television series based on the Denzel Washington-led movie ‘Training Day’ is coming to CBS.
Billed as a reimagining, the new iteration picks up 15 year after the source film, and features a notable role reversal: This time the idealistic young officer is black, and his veteran, morally ambiguous partner is white.
Antoine Fuqua, who helmed the original film, will direct the pilot from a script by former LAPD detective Will Beall (Gangster Squad, Castle).
Fuqua and Beall will executive produce alongside Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman; KristieAnne Reed will serve as co-executive producer.
CBS had previously put Training Day into development last August. The film earned more than $104 million worldwide after its release in the fall of 2001, and won Washington an Oscar for best actor.
With the abundance of cop dramas all over television already, they should just leave this one alone. We don’t need it.