Brett Ratner and Scrubs's Bill Lawrence Developing Rush Hour as a TV Series
Rush Hour director Brett Ratner has closed a deal to develop the film franchise as a TV series to [...]
Rush Hour director Brett Ratner has closed a deal to develop the film franchise as a TV series to be produced by veteran writer/producer Bill Lawrence, best known for comedies like Scrubs, Spin City and Cougar Town, Deadline reports.
The project will reportedly be an action-comedy similar to the film franchise, following a staid and by-the-book police officer from Hong Kong working with a flamboyant American cop who doesn't want a partner. No word on whether the series will continue to be set in Los Angeles or whether somewhere else will get the production. The pilot is being written by Lawrence along with writer/producer Blake McCormick, who may serve as showrunner.
For years, there have been rumors that a fourth film was coming, with franchise star Jackie Chan apparently indicating last month that Warner Bros. was still interested. It seems unlikely that they will co-develop a sequel and a TV series at the same time, although stranger things have happened, especially at Warner Bros.0comments