Lex Scott Davis has joined the cast as a series regular in CBS’ drama pilot based on Antoine Fuqua’s “Training Day.”
This will be at least the 3rd cop movie with a black lead that CBS has considered turning into a weekly TV series – “Beverly Hills Cop” and “Rush Hour” are the other 2. Of course we know that the network would eventually pass on the “Beverly Hills Cop” TV series which was to star Brandon T. Jackson as Axel Foley’s son (although a pilot was produced); the “Rush Hour” series, on the other hand, was ordered and is set to debut this year, as a mid-season replacement.
Per CBS’ press release, the “Training Day” series will center on Kyle Craig “an idealistic young African American police officer [who] is appointed to an elite squad of the LAPD, where he is partnered with a seasoned, morally ambiguous Caucasian detective.”
Kyle Craig has yet to be cast, but Bill Paxton will play the older “morally ambiguous” white copper. Meanwhile Lex Scott Davis (who we last saw play Toni Braxton in Lifetime’s original movie) will play Kyle Craig’s “smart and cynical” wife Alyse, a history teacher who loves and greatly admires her husband and his insatiable drive.
Fuqua will executive produce with Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman for WBTV.