CBS has come out on top against its competitor networks and will be producing a television series pilot based on the 2001 crime-drama Training Day.
Training Day director Antoine Fuqua is behind the adaptation, and was in the process of shopping it to broadcast networks when we covered it a few days ago.
Fuqua, also behind Shooter, The Equalizer and Southpaw, will be attached to direct and exec produce. Big-time producer Jerry Bruckheimer is also attached as an executive producer.
The pilot will be written by screenwriter/exec producer Will Beall, who wrote 2013 action-drama Gangster Squad and has writing credits on ABC series Castle.
Assuming the project goes to series, the Training Day television adaptation will be continuing the story 15 years after the events in the film. Early word has it that the series may be switching the characters’ races, with the corrupt cop being a white character and the good cop being black. Stay tuned.