Training Day is a crime thriller that begins 15 years after the events of the Denzil Washington starring feature film, about a young, idealistic police officer who is tapped to go undercover in an elite squad of the LAPD where he partners with a veteran, morally ambiguous detective.
Detective Frank Rourke (Bill Paxton) is the maverick head of the Special Investigation Section (S.I.S.) that hunts the city’s most dangerous criminals, and is one of the finest investigators the department has ever produced. However, when the LAPD brass notices Rourke’s penchant for operating in a gray area to fight the war on crime, they assign Kyle Craig (Justin Cornwell), a heroic, untarnished cop, to pose as Frank’s trainee to spy on him and report on his off-book methods.
The members of Frank’s loyal team include Rebecca Lee (Katrina Law), a formidable officer with killer aim and a dark past, and Tommy Campbell (Drew Van Acker), a former pro surfer who follows Frank’s orders without hesitation. Providing Frank with intel is his girlfriend, Holly Butler (Julie Benz), a well-connected, unapologetic Hollywood madam. While LAPD Deputy Chief Joy Lockhart (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) coolly puts Kyle in danger in her mission to take down Frank, Kyle’s schoolteacher wife, Alyse (Lex Scott Davis), worries her husband’s resolve to avenge the murder of his father, a cop, may be his undoing. As Frank starts teaching his principled trainee the way of the streets, where the ends often justify the means, they form an uneasy alliance that will irrevocably change the course of both their lives.
USA / CBS – Fuqua Films – Jerry Bruckheimer Television – Warner Bros. Television / x45 minute episodes / Premiere Date: 2 February 2017
Creator and Executive Producer: Will Beall / Executive Producers: Antoine Fuqua, Barry Schindel, Danny Cannon, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman
Bill Paxton as Frank Rourke
Drew Van Acker as Tommy Campbell
Julie Benz as Holly Butler
Justin Cornwell as Kyle Craig
Katrina Law as Rebecca Lee
Lex Scott Davis as Alyse Arrendondo
Marianne Jean-Baptiste as Joy Lockhart