Never one to leave well-enough alone, CBS has released the trailer for the new Rush Hour television series based on the popular feature film of the same name.
The popular trilogy of movies that starred Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan, spawned this series that follows a similar story, style and structure as the films which looks at the misadventures of a straight-laced Hong Kong cop (played by Jackie Chan in the movies) and his not-so-straight-laced black LAPD officer (originally portrayed by Chris Tucker).
According to CBS, their show is “a reimagining of the hit feature film franchise, is a buddy-cop drama about a maverick LAPD detective and a by-the-book detective from Hong Kong who knock heads when they are forced to partner together. 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.”
The release continues: “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 (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.”
While we’re trying to keep an open mind about the upcoming series, the initial trailer leaves A LOT to be desired. We will reserve final comment until it airs but if the trailer is any indication, we would advise the cast to SERIOUSLY save their money because there is no guarantee that this will last a full season.
Check out the trailer below: