“Training Day” Television Series In The Works From Antoine Fuqua and Will Beall



and are teaming up to bring TRAINING DAY to television. The classic crime thriller, which featured Ethan Hawke as a rookie cop and Denzel Washington as his corrupt mentor, will be turned in a series adaptation from Warner Bros. . While no network has been attached yet, it is rumored that NBC, ABC, CBS, and Fox are all taking the pitch.

The series will be set 15 years after the events in the film, in present day . It is said to focus on the relationship between the two cops. The film was a critical and commercial success, garnering Oscar nominations for both Hawke and Washington, with Washington winning for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

The adaptation will be by Gangster Squad writer , who also has television experience, as a writer on the hit ABC show Castle. He’s the perfect man for the , as he is also a former LAPD detective. The original film was written by David Ayer, who has gone on direct to End of the Watch, Fury, and the upcoming Suicide Squad.

Fuqua, Beall, Bruckheimer, and will executive produce, with co-executive producing.

Fuqua will soon be reunited with his Training Days stars, as they are part of the ensemble cast of The Magnificent Seven, along with Chris Pratt, Haley Bennett, Matt Bomer, and Peter Sarsgaard.

Beall’s upcoming include Warner Bros.’ Robin Hood reboot. He also wrote a draft of the first Justice League movie, due out in 2017, as well as Aquaman, set to be released in 2018.

Beall is repped by and . Fuqua is repped by .


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