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Ethan Hawke approached about reprising his Training Day role for TV series

02.05.2016

Trainsforming feature-films into television series seems to be quite the rage nowadays and one of the many upcoming film-to-TV series' in development is a present-day re-imagining of Antoine Fuqua’s TRAINING DAY. The series has found a home at CBS and is being brought back to life by Jerry Bruckheimer and Antoine Fuqua himself, who may direct the pilot episode himself. Training Day will centers on an "idealistic young African-American police officer, Kyle, who is given an assignment by the Deputy Chief to go undercover with an elite squad of the LAPD and take down a morally ambiguous Caucasian detective, gaining the trust of the seasoned cop by becoming his new partner." Even though that sounds like a reboot of the movie, it could actually be a proper sequel as Deadline reports that Ethan Hawke has been approached to reprise his role of Jake Hoyt.

Whether Hawke will agree to be a part of the series is still ongoing but it's said that if he does join the Training Day series, it will be in more of a supporting/recurring role, similar to how Bradley Cooper occasionally pops up in CBS's Limitless. Deadline says that there were two Training Day pilot scripts written initially, one in which the corrupt older detective would be Ethan Hawke as Hoyt and another in which Hoyt would be the Deputy Chief. As Ethan Hawke isn't interested in headlining the new series, it seems like option two is more likely. Antoine Fuqua and Ethan Hawke have worked together several times since TRAINING DAY, including the upcoming remake of THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, so it's not completely implausible to imagine him showing up to give the new series a boost.

Is Ethan Hawke's potential involvement in the Training Day series enough to pump up your interest?

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Source: Deadline

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3:50PM on 02/06/2016
Cool news. It would seem strange to cast Ethan as a corrupt cop after all the stuff he went through in the film, so he wouldn't be corrupt. I suppose things happen though, and people can change. I would love to see Ethan in this. Too bad Denzel couldn't be.
Cool news. It would seem strange to cast Ethan as a corrupt cop after all the stuff he went through in the film, so he wouldn't be corrupt. I suppose things happen though, and people can change. I would love to see Ethan in this. Too bad Denzel couldn't be.
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2:14PM on 02/06/2016

"Trainsforming"

Pun..? Anyways I'm not sure how this will work because Jake Hoyt's story ended nicely with him being left distraught and disillusioned. If he's going to be the corrupt cop I think it'll be a waste of time as he already did the "morally ambigious" schtick in Brooklyns Finest which some how plays out like a spiritual sequel to Training Day.
Pun..? Anyways I'm not sure how this will work because Jake Hoyt's story ended nicely with him being left distraught and disillusioned. If he's going to be the corrupt cop I think it'll be a waste of time as he already did the "morally ambigious" schtick in Brooklyns Finest which some how plays out like a spiritual sequel to Training Day.
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3:58PM on 02/06/2016
Thought the same thing when I saw Brooklyn's Finest. I liked that movie a lot. I thought "Oh cool. Now Hoyt's the corrupt cop."
Thought the same thing when I saw Brooklyn's Finest. I liked that movie a lot. I thought "Oh cool. Now Hoyt's the corrupt cop."
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7:15PM on 02/05/2016
Funny how that new Jennifer Lopez cop show's ad looks like a straight rip off of the Roger scene. I mean down to the fuckin' "breathe" part and no one seems to notice the blatant rip off. Anyway... I'm only giving this red because despite Hawke's possible cameo, without being on a network like hbo or showtime this will suck. Or at least a cable network like amc or fx.
Funny how that new Jennifer Lopez cop show's ad looks like a straight rip off of the Roger scene. I mean down to the fuckin' "breathe" part and no one seems to notice the blatant rip off. Anyway... I'm only giving this red because despite Hawke's possible cameo, without being on a network like hbo or showtime this will suck. Or at least a cable network like amc or fx.
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7:45PM on 02/05/2016
CBS is not a good home for it. They've become too formulaic with their procedural shows, with all of them too similar. How many CSI and NCIS shows do they really need? That stated, Hannibal proved that shows can get away with a lot even on broadcast television. Sure, the swearing will be vastly reduced, but I think the violence still has a chance of being quite gruesome (CSI pushed the boundaries of violence in its time).

Then again, it's CBS . . .
CBS is not a good home for it. They've become too formulaic with their procedural shows, with all of them too similar. How many CSI and NCIS shows do they really need? That stated, Hannibal proved that shows can get away with a lot even on broadcast television. Sure, the swearing will be vastly reduced, but I think the violence still has a chance of being quite gruesome (CSI pushed the boundaries of violence in its time).

Then again, it's CBS . . .
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