The Rush Hour film franchise could be getting a TV makeover. Warner Bros. Television is developing a prime-time version of the box office hits.
Like the films, Rush Hour follows a by-the-book Hong Kong police officer who 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 having a partner. Cougar Town co-creator Bill Lawrence, along with Blake McCormick, are the writers on the project.
The original 1998 film and its two sequels starred Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. Original director Brett Ratner is on board the TV project as executive producer along with Arthur Sarkissian and Jeff Ingold.
There’s no network deal yet, however, so Rush Hour is still in the early stages. WBTV did not confirm the project. But unlike some films that studios attempt to adapt movies into TV shows, Rush Hour has a storyline that fits squarely into what popular TV shows do well: solve weekly crimes.