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.
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