If you don’t want to watch the pilot of the Rush Hour TV Series on March 31 you can watch this 3-min trailer below today:
The new Rush Hour TV pilot is finally premiering on March 31 at 10PM EST on CBS. Series produced by Brett Ratner and Arthur Sarkissian, James Lew served as the pilot’s stunt coordinator.
Check out the trailer to the Rush Hour TV series starring Jon Foo and Justin Hires. I don’t know but it looks a little bit boring to me…
CBS has given a series order for the show, which will be executive produced by Bill Lawrence and Blake McCormick.
Check out the first photos of the Rush Hour TV series pilot.
As for the upcoming television version, will you be tuning in? Let me know by leaving a comment below.
Synopsis: Detective Lee (Jon Foo) is a reserved, honorable master martial artist with lightning-fast moves who comes to L.A. to avenge his sister’s alleged death and learn more about her connection to a Chinese organized crime ring. Detective Carter (Justin Hires), on the other hand, is a wisecracking cop who plays by his own rules and has never wanted a partner. As exasperated as Carter’s boss, Captain Cole (Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee Wendie Malick), gets with him, she knows he’s a brilliant detective who gets results. Attempting to help the two get along is Sergeant Didi Diaz (Aimee Garcia), Carter’s friend and former partner who doesn’t hesitate to call him out on his antics. But even as cultures clash and tempers flare, Carter and Lee can’t deny they make a formidable team, and grudgingly admit that sometimes an unlikely pairing makes for a great partnership.
TV producer Bill Lawrence was at the Television Critics Association press tour was asked about the Rush Hour TV series he’s developing. He confirmed that it will have martial arts and it will still be the characters Det. Lee and Carter, whom Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker played in the movie.
“New plot, same characters, a little younger, a little different, fish out of water,” Lawrence said. “It’s a cool script. I’m psyched about it.”
There’s got to be a relatively small pool of martial artists who would do television. The script is not picked up to pilot yet, but if it is, Lawrence said he would cast an actor and teach him martial arts.
“The character will be a martial artist but you know how TV works,” Lawrence said. “I’m going to go with the best actor and then I’ll make anything work.”
When Rush Hour came out in 1998, Jackie Chan’s old Peking Opera School buddy bodyguard/">Sammo Hung had a TV show on the air. Martial Law eventually mimicked Rush Hour by pairing Hung with Arsenio Hall. I’m still waiting for Martial Law to come out on DVD, but Rush Hour will be a comedy first.
“I thought it was a great show,” Lawrence said of Martial Law. “I don’t think it had the same kind of comedy elements that we have but I thought it was really good.”
According to Deadline, CBS has a pilot production commitment for the Rush Hour TV series adaptation of the Rush Hour movie franchise. It will be an hour long action comedy written and executive produced by Bill Lawrence and Blake McCormick and executive produced also by the movies’ director Brett Ratner and producer Arthur Sarkissian.
Rush Hour TV series will also have a law-abiding police officer from Hong Kong who will be tasked to cases in the ever famous Los Angeles, where he would be compelled to collaborate with an audacious African American LAPD officer who prefers to work alone.
Of cause we can’t expect original cast taking on the TV roles, but I hope to see some high caliber kung fu and comedy.
The 3 Rush Hour movies collectively grossed about $1 billion worldwide – clearly a commercial success.