Starring Justin Hires and Jon Foo as Detective James Carter and Chief Inspector Lee, respectively, fans of the dormant movie franchise will recognize many of the scenes included in today’s snippet, and while Hires plays the arrogant, cocksure detective relatively well, we’re apprehensive that the series won’t bring anything new to the table.
Of course, that’s just based on one overlong trailer, and there is certainly a budding chemistry ready to blossom between the core duo of Hires and Foo. But can they possibly top that of Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan? And more importantly, will they sing Edwin Starr’s “War” out of tune? We can only hope.
With little over two months to go until the premiere, CBS posted the following logline for the series:
“A reimagining of the hit feature film franchise, 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.”
Rush Hour hits the small screen for the very first time on Thursday, March 31 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). It’ll also feature Wendie Malick as Captain Lindsay Cole, Aimee Garcia as Sergeant “Didi” Diaz, and Page Kennedy as Gerald.