Last year, during an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, funnyman Eddie Murphy said, “what I’m trying to do now is produce a TV show starring Axel Foley’s son, and Axel is the chief of police now in Detroit. I’d do the pilot, show up here and there…”
This exciting news came after the interviewer asked the actor about the idea of making a Beverly Hills Cop 4 movie. He shut the film idea down by saying, “none of the movie scripts were right; it was trying to force the premise. If you have to force something, you shouldn’t be doing it. It was always a rehash of the old thing. It was always wrong.”
Late last month, Vulture broke the news that Murphy had teamed up with Shawn Ryan to produce a TV series version of Beverly Hills Cop and the idea was being pitched to a number of TV networks.
All the pitching is done, and Beverly Hills Cop has found itself a home at CBS. The network has reportedly signed on to a pilot episode.
According to the report, the show will be similar to the film, and “centers on Axel Foley’s son, Aaron, a blue-collar police officer, trying to make a name for himself, absent of his prominent father’s influence, and the criminals among the rich and famous in Beverly Hills he helps eliminate.”
Murphy will play Axel.