A ‘Rush Hour’ TV Series is Headed Our Way


Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan’s blockbuster film franchise Rush Hour is heading to the small screen.

Bosses at Warner Bros. Television have recruited Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence and Mad Men producer Blake McCormick to adapt the action films for television, according to Entertainment Weekly.

In the original Rush Hour series, which premiered in 1998, Chris Tucker LA cop Detective James Carter while Jackie Chan played Detective Inspector Lee. The two went on to film two sequels for the franchise, with Rush Hour 2 debuting in 2001 and Rush Hour 3 in 2007.

The series will follow the style of the movies and feature the adventures of a Hong Kong police officer who is assigned to be the partner of a cocky cop in Los Angeles.

There’s no network attached to the project at the moment.

Original Rush Hour director Brett Ratner is also serving as an executive producer for the TV adaptation and Arthur Sarkissian and Jeff Ingold

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