Rush Hour will premiere on CBS on Thursday night, and one of the stars of the series is sharing his thoughts on bringing the series to the network.
Justin Hires is taking on the role played by Chris Tucker in the film trilogy, but he made it clear to TV Line that he does not want to impersonate Chris Tucker. He wants to bring his own voice to the character.
He said the following:
“I’ve been doing stand-up comedy for almost nine years, and when you’ve been doing it for that long, you develop your own comedic voice. I knew the success of this show relied on two things: for me and Jon Foo (who plays Lee) to bring our own personalities to the characters — for us not to do a Chris Tucker or Jackie Chan impersonation — and our chemistry.”
His character will not only bring comedy to the series. Fans will see Hires’ character handle bad guys just as well. Hires has a first degree black belt in karate.
The actor also spoke more about the series, and he revealed why people should tune in to watch another reboot. He said:
“We have drones, explosions, gun fights… it’s almost like watching a mini-movie every week on television. I completely understand the skepticism, but when people watch I think they’re gonna say, “You know, this is alright!” I think [they’re] going to be pleasantly surprised.”
Check out a preview for the series below. Do you plan to watch the Rush Hour? Tell us what you think.