Almost 15 years after Training Day hit the big screen CBS is moving forward with plans for a TV series based on the film. Last August we reported CBS had gotten the rights to the series after a reported bidding war, which should surprise no one who’s watched the Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke led
buddy cop film. Washington, long before becoming a living meme (Hey “Uncle Denzel”), won a Best Lead Actor Academy Award for his portrayal of a LAPD detective. The Training Day TV series has just been ordered a pilot.
The pilot will be directed by Antoine Fuqua who directed Training Dayand who will be executive producing the series. The series is set to begin 15 years after the 24-hours span of events of the film. Training Day saw Hawke as a new narcotics officer being shown the ropes (to say the least) by Washington’s not crooked but not law abiding veteran detective whereas the series will see a black rookie officer and a white veteran detective.
With Fuqua attached the bar is set for Training Day, already looking better than the Jennifer Lopez, Ray Liotta starring Shades of Blue over on NBC.
source: complex.com BY DEBBIE ENCALADA