It seems networks are dead set on dragging great cop films through the mud with shitty series reboots. First was that Lethal Weapon abomination from FOX, and now here is the pointless, on-the-nose, CBS adaptation of Antoine Fuqua’s Training Day. The film was excellent, this TV show is going to be not excellent.
Here is the series preview, grab some aspirin and “enjoy”:
Seriously this looks like one of the worst television shows of all time. Or at least of the last six months or so. But, hey, it’s on CBS so your parents will probably love it and it’ll probably be the number one show on the tube for a decade. Get ready for Training Day: New York, or some ridiculous spinoff.
And I am all for Bill Paxton. He’s great… in movies. He is an extreme over-actor and having him headline a show on CBS is almost performance art level hamminess. But CBS is really mixing things up by switching the races of the bad guy and the good guy from the movie! That should be great.
Anyway, Training Day the TV show comes to CBS some time in the future of the world. 2017 apparently.