Drew Van Acker (Pretty Little Liars) has been cast opposite Bill Paxton and Katrina Law in CBS’ drama pilot Training Day, a present-day reimagining of Antoine Fuqua’s acclaimed 2001 feature.

Set 15 years after the film left off, the TV show, written by Will Beall and directed by Danny Cannon, centers on an idealistic young African-American police officer, Kyle Craig, is appointed to an elite squad of the LAPD where he is partnered with seasoned, morally ambiguous detective Frank Rourke (Paxton).

Van Acker will play Tommy Campbell, an officer with the LAPD’s Special Investigation Section (S.I.S.), a unit that goes after the worst of the worst, Tommy Campbell is a former pro surfer who’s usually seen in board shorts; he may still look like a surfer, but he’s traded in riding the waves for the dangerous highs that come from swimming with a different type of shark. 

Fuqua and Beall executive produce Training Day with Jerry Bruckheimer TV’s Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman for Warner Bros. TV, Fuqua Films and Jerry Bruckheimer TV.

Van Acker, repped by WME, Luber Roklin Entertainment and SGSBC, was a regular on Lifetime’s Devious Maids and has been recurring on Freeform’s Pretty Little Liars.

Both Van Acker and Law both have been recruited by WBTV from popular younger-skewing shows it produces, PLL (Van Acker) and Arrow.