While the most important thing to report on today is remembering the life and the legacy of the late, great Bill Paxton, there is one update that is important to give today regarding the status of Training Day, his last project and a CBS series that is currently airing on Thursday nights.
According to Deadline, filming for the series concluded back in December, which means that the entirety of the thirteen-episode run is complete. What is more important at this point than such things as the show’s ratings or critical reviews is that this does mark an opportunity for the actor’s fans to see more of the work that he put in prior to his tragic passing at season 61. (News of Paxton’s death first circulated earlier this morning due to complications of a recent surgery.)
In a statement, CBS and the studio Warner Bros. had the following to say about losing Paxton:
“We are shocked and deeply saddened this morning by the news of Bill Paxton’s passing. Bill was, of course, a gifted and popular actor with so many memorable roles on film and television. His colleagues at CBS and Warner Bros. Television will also remember a guy who lit up every room with infectious charm, energy and warmth, and as a great storyteller who loved to share entertaining anecdotes and stories about his work. All of us here offer our deepest sympathy to his wife, Louise, and his two children.”
The hope is that the show and the network will find some way to honor him during the next new episode of the show, even if it is with something so subtle as a title card. These little things can go a long way, and remind us of how important he was to so many people.
Below, you can see a message from Paxton’s co-star Justin Cornwall, who said “we were just two guys on top of the world.” You can see just from the picture below that they had a good friendship that formed while filming the show.
Once again, our thoughts and condolences go out to Paxton’s family during what has to be a difficult time. (Photo: CBS.)