Plans for the Training Day TV series have been going over smoothly up until now. First CBS snatched up the rights to a TV series adaptation of Antoine Fuqua's 2001 police drama after Fuqua himself came up with the idea for it. Then CBS ordered up a Training Day pilot, which Fuqua would direct and executive produce. The pilot will now have to go on without Fuqua who's dropped out as director.
The Wrap reports Fuqua will no longer be able to direct the pilot because of a scheduling conflict. Fuqua is in the middle of his The Magnificent Seven remake for which he's teaming up with Training Day stars
Uncle Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke. Chris Pratt and Vincent D'Onofrio are also set to star in The Magnificent Seven.
Instead of Fuqua, Gotham executive producer and director Danny Cannon will direct the pilot. Fuqua, however, is staying on as an executive producer. The Wrap reports former LAPD detective Will Beall who penned Training Day will also write the pilot.
As we previously reported the pilot will pick up fifteen years after Training Day. The pilot will see a black rookie officer getting a twisted training from a white veteran detective versus Training Day which saw Hawke as the rookie cop and Washington as the veteran detective.