The death of Bill Paxton (who died this weekend from a stroke following heart surgery), came just four episodes into the run of what will be his final series, CBS’ Training Day. Production on the midseason drama, a reboot of Antoine Fuqua’s acclaimed movie, wrapped in December, so all 13 episode from the show’s first-season order have already been filmed. The TV series begins 15 years after the events in the feature, and centers on an idealistic young police officer (Justin Cornwell) who is appointed to an elite squad of the LAPD where he is partnered with a seasoned, morally ambiguous detective (Paxton). There’s been no word on the fate of the remaining episodes, but Training Day executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer said, “I am truly devastated at the passing of my friend Bill Paxton. He was a tremendously talented actor and a wonderful man.”READ MORE: “Godspeed, Bill Paxton,” by Terence Towles Canote
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