CBS Orders ‘Training Day’ Reboot to Pilot With Antoine Fuqua
Oh you, reign of TV reboots, long may you ride. Following the likes of Limitless and Rush Hour, CBS has officially elected to move forward with a new take on Antoine Fuqua’s iconic Training Day, shaking up the casting and confirming Fuqua himself to helm the pilot.
Now confirmed to move forward to pilot, the series is set in modern L.A, picking up 15 years after the events of the Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow film. Our new Training Day will also reverse the ethnicities of Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke’s film pairing, following “an idealistic young African-American police officer appointed to an elite squad of the LAPD where he is partnered with a seasoned, morally ambiguous Caucasian detective.”
Suicide Squad director David Ayer wrote the original iteration, which saw Washington as corrupt L.A. detective Alonzo Harris, and Hawke as his fledgling partner Jake Hoyt. The film also notably included Daredevil star Scott Glenn, Fear The Walking Dead lead Cliff Curtis, Eva Mendes, Terry Crews, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Macy Gray.
It remains to be seen when casting will begin, but check out the original trailer below.