Lex Scott Davis, coming off playing Toni Braxton in Lifetime’s biopic Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart, has been cast as a series regular 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, who is appointed to an elite squad of the LAPD where he is partnered with seasoned, morally ambiguous detective Frank Rourke (Paxton).
Davis will play Kyle’s smart and cynical wife Alyse Arrendondo, a history teacher who loves and greatly admires her husband and his insatiable drive — despite his reckless displays of heroism.
Davis got her break landing the lead in Lifetime’s Toni Braxton biopic, which drew 3.6 million viewers. She is repped by ICM Partners and Luber Roklin Entertainment.
Fuqua and Beall executive produce Training Day with Jerry Bruckheimer TV’s Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman for WBTV, Fuqua Films and Jerry Bruckheimer TV. KristieAnne Reed is co-executive producing.