Last year, word broke that Eddie Murphy was looking to resurrect his feature film franchise, Beverly Hills Cop as a weekly TV series. This week, the project took a major step towards actually happening with a key addition: "The Shield" creator, Shawn Ryan.
Vulture is reporting that Ryan will write the new "Beverly Hills Cop" pilot and executive produce the potential series alongside Murphy. In the three Beverly Hills Cop movies, Murphy portrayed Axel Foley, a Detroit cop who originally came to California to avenge the murder of his friend while teaming up with two local police detectives, Billy Rosewood (Judge Reinhold) and John Taggart (John Ashton).
The proposed "Beverly Hills Cop" TV series will maintain continuity with the films and focus on Axel Foley's son, who comes to Los Angeles to escape his father's legend. Murphy will also reprise his role as Axel Foley, who is now the chief of police in Detroit. However, Murphy is said to be appearing only in the pilot and "possibly a few special episodes throughout the first season."
According to Vulture, the new "Beverly Hills Cop" TV series is described as an hour long crime procedural with a strong emphasis on comedy. All four of the major broadcast networks are reportedly interested in the show, with CBS seen as the probable front runner. "Beverly Hills Cop" is being produced for television by Sony TV.
Which network would be the best fit for a "Beverly Hills Cop" TV series? And who should play Axel Foley's son? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!