Channels
× Select City
×
×
×
News

A 'Rush Hour' TV Series is in the works

D8d194f40cb13417f79d4d8daee34fdb?s=96&d=mm&r=g
DH Vancouver Staff Oct 01, 2014 8:53 am

Original Rush Hour director Brett Ratner has closed a deal to executive produce and develop a TV series based on the fan favourite, east-meets-west buddy cop franchise.

Like the films, Rush Hour will follow a by-the-book Hong Kong police officer who is assigned to a case in Los Angeles, where he’s forced to work with a flamboyant African-American LAPD officer who has no interest in having a partner, Entertainment Weekly reports. The successful original 1998 film and its two sequels starred Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. 

The series is set to be produced by veteran Bill Lawrence, who is known for comedies like Scrubs, Spin City and Cougar Town, who will write the pilot alongside Blake McCormick, who may stay on as showrunner.

Although there have been rumors that a fourth film is coming, with franchise star Jackie Chan apparently indicating last month that Warner Bros. was still interested, the possibility of another sequel alongside a new TV series is doubtful.

 

Feature Image: New Line Cinema

Dh newsletter logo

Get direct access to our top weekly content, contests, and perks.


D8d194f40cb13417f79d4d8daee34fdb?s=96&d=mm&r=g
DH Vancouver Staff
Daily Hive is the evolution of Vancity Buzz, established in Vancouver in 2008. In 2016, the publication rebranded and opened newsrooms in Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal. Send story tips to [email protected]
© 2018 Buzz Connected Media Inc.