Julie Benz Joins CBS' Training Day Pilot

Julie Benz CBS Pilot

Be forewarned, fans of Hawaii Five-0‘s Chin/Abby romance — Julie Benz has got a brand-new bag, on CBS’ Training Day pilot.

Penned by Castle vet Will Beall and picking up 15 years after the Denzel Washington/Ethan Hawke movie, the drama pilot centers on an idealistic young African-American police officer who is appointed to the LAPD’s elite Special Investigation Section (S.I.S.), where he is partnered with Frank Rourke, a seasoned, morally ambiguous detective (to be played by Big Love‘s Bill Paxton).

Per our sister site Deadline, Benz will play Holly McCabe, an unapologetic Hollywood madam who takes pride in how well she treats her girls — and who is in a relationship with Detective Rourke.

The Training Day cast also includes Pretty Little Liars‘ Drew Van Acker and Arrow‘s Katrina Law.

Benz’s previous TV credits also include Defiance, Dexter, A Gifted Man, No Ordinary Family and Desperate Housewives.

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