Rush Hour is, arguably, one of Jackie Chan’s most famous films, at least to Western Audiences. The original is considered to be a very entertaining action comedy, while the sequels are considered less so.
However, it seems that CBS is hoping to reimagine the Rush Hour franchise, in the form of a TV show. The premise for the show, is similar to that of the film. It 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 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, on the other hand, is a wisecracking cop who plays by his own rules. As exasperated as Carter’s boss, Captain Cole, gets with him, she knows he’s a brilliant detective who gets results.
Rush Hour stars Justin Hires as Detective Carter, Jon Foo as Detective Lee, Wendie Malick as Captain Lindsay Cole, Aimee Garcia as Sergeant “Didi” Diaz, and Page Kennedy as Gerald.
Overall, this is not a project that was designed for me. I was never a big fan of the Rush Hour franchise, so this does little to excite me. However, I admit that this may be based upon my own, personal, biases. For fans of the film, their mileage may vary.
The series will premiere on Thursday, March 31 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS