Chris Tucker served as a consultant for the TV show but only agreed to star in an episode if he could play a "Triad" and would appear in a late season role.
In the film series, Lee's first name is Yan Naing, in the series, Lee's first name is Jonathan.
Unlike in the films, Lee does not carry a firearm on the job, due to being haunted by having to kill someone with one in Hong Kong sometime before the series.
Page Kennedy originally auditioned for the role of Det. James Carter. He was eventually cast as Gerald.
George Cheung stars in the original film Rush Hour (1998) with Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker.