Bill Paxton is set to star in a small-screen sequel to "Training Day," playing a new spin on the role that won Denzel Washington an Oscar.

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the casting news Friday.

The CBS sequel series is to pick up 15 years after the 2001 film left off.

Paxton will play Frank Rourke, a veteran, morally ambiguous detective for the Los Angeles Police Department.

The re-boot will focus on the as-yet-uncast Kyle Craig, an idealistic, young African-American police officer who becomes Frank's partner.

Ethan Hawke played the rookie to Washington's mentor in the film version.

Paxton and Washington co-starred in the 2013 action-drama "2 Guns."