Back in October 2014 it was revealed that Bill Lawrence (Cougar Town, Scrubs) was developing a TV reboot of the popular Jackie Chan/Chris Tucker buddy-cop comedy Rush Hour. It was then announced in January that CBS had picked up pilot and now we’ve finally got our first look at the new double act in action.
Jon Foo (Tekken) will replace Jackie Chan as Detective Lee and Justin Hires (21 jump Street) will take over from Chris Tucker as loudmouth Detective James Carter.
Check out the images and official synopsis below:
Rush Hour, 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. 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.
The Rush Hour pilot is set to air during mid-season on CBS with Jon Turtletaub (National Treasure, The Sorcerers’ Apprentice) directing and Brett Ratner and Arthur Sarkissian returning as executive producers.