A 2001 crime thriller that won an Academy Award for its lead actor is being developed as a series for CBS and has received a pilot commitment, according to a number of media reports.
“In a competitive situation, with all of the Big 4 networks interested, ‘Training Day,’ a series adaptation of Antoine Fuqua’s acclaimed 2001 feature, has landed at CBS with a pilot production commitment,” writes our friend Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com.
Denzel Washington won the Oscar for his lead performance in the movie — Washington’s second of two Academy Awards following his win as best supporting actor for the 1989 release “Glory.”
Noting that a “buddy cop show has been high on CBS’s genre wish list,” Andreeva adds, “I hear that the series, from WBTV, Fuqua Films and Jerry Bruckheimer TV, would focus on the relationship between the two cops. It would be taking place 15 years after the movie, set in the LAPD of 2015. I also hear that the premise may get a twist, with the rookie cop being black and the corrupt older cop being white.”