Get Psyched For Rush Hour The Series
While the details of a Rush Hour 4 are still in the works, CBS has already jumped the gun ordering a Rush Hour TV pilot. Are we mad? Absolutely not, with the plethora of grim crime series like True Detective, CSI, and Bones scattered across cable networks, it’s time to bring back a buddy cop show that’s focused on the laughs, and getting the bad guys too.
The CBS logline for the project reads, ‘A stoic, by-the-book Hong Kong police officer is assigned to a case in Los Angeles where he’s forced to work with a cocky African-American LAPD officer who has no interest in a partner.’ Sounds pretty familiar doesn’t it?
Unfortunately, if you’re hoping to see the hilarious ass-kicking duo of Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan back together on the small-screen, well, sorry but it’s just not happening. The show’s stars have yet to be determined, but there are some promising details in regards to the behind the scenes crew.
The pilot, which is being written and executively produced by Bill Lawrence (Scrubs, and Cougartown) and Blake McCormick (King of the Hill) will be about an hour long. As for the directors—Brett Ratner, director of Rush Hour, Rush Hour 2, and Rush Hour 3, will be leading the series alongside Arthur Sarkissian, and Jeff Ingold.
The Rush Hour franchise began with it’s first film in 1998, raising $845 million internationally, so given the film’s success, a TV series may be lucrative investment, and a treat for hardline Lee and Carter fans.