Training Day is in development at CBS, and the series has now cast its second lead. Justin Cornwell has been cast as the African-American officer sent in to take down Frank Rourke. Bill Paxton was cast recently as the older officer on the series.
The Wrap shared details about Cornwell’s role:
“Described as bright, gung-ho and just two years out of the Academy, Cornwell’s Kyle Craig is one of the good guys — an LAPD cop who is fearless in the face of terrible odds and driven to avenge the murder of his father, also a cop, according to the network. Tapped to go undercover, Kyle is reassigned to the Special Investigation Section (S.I.S.), where he’s supposed to take down rogue cop Frank Rourke.”
The Wrap shared more about the rest of the characters as well. Bill Paxton’s character is described as “a veteran LAPD cop who heads up the Special Investigation Section (S.I.S.), a unit that goes after the worst of the worst. He lives by the law of the jungle and believes that real courage is the will to chase the bad guys where the law won’t. Needless to say, Frank isn’t too keen to be babysitting a new trainee, Kyle Craig.”
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