The popular action film Training Day is being developed for TV. CBS has ordered a pilot for a television series adaptation. The 2001 movie, which featured an Oscar-winning performance by Denzel Washington, chronicled the first (unforgettable) training day of a narcotics officer (Ethan Hawke), led by a rogue detective (Washington).
This potential series takes place 15 years after the original film and centers on the relationship between the two cops.
Prominent filmmaker Antoine Fuqua, who directed the motion picture, will also direct the pilot. Former LAPD detective Will Beall, who wrote the screenplay for the feature, is returning to write the pilot episode.
Fuqua and Beall will also executive produce the series, alongside Jerry Bruckheimer (Pirates of the Caribbean) and Jonathan Littman (CSI TV franchise). The project follows the pattern of other recent film-to-TV adaptations by bringing back key behind-the-scenes talent. However, it’s not clear yet whether Fuqua and Beall will continue to work on the show in a creative capacity if it is picked up by the network.