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.

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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."