An Oscar-winning movie from 2001 that seems like a natural for a TV series remake has taken the first step in that direction. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that “Training Day” received a pilot order from CBS.
Antoine Fuqua, who directed the feature film, is on board to direct the pilot and will executive produce along with mega-producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
The film starred Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke, with Washington winning an Oscar for his lead performance.
“Described as a reimagining that begins 15 years after the film left off, CBS’s ‘Training Day’ centers on an idealistic young African-American police officer who is appointed to an elite squad of the LAPD where he is partnered with a seasoned, morally ambiguous Caucasian detective,” THR notes.