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Can Brandon T. Jackson Carry The Beverly Hills Cop Franchise?

Announced at the top of this year, CBS has green lit a television series that continues the action comedy adventures of the Beverly Hills Cop feature film franchise.  Humor Mill has reporting that the show may have found its lead in actor Brandon T. Jackson.

Jackson, started his career as a comedian, but is best known for roles in films like Tropic Thunder, Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief and Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son,

If cast in Beverly Hills Cop, Jackson would play the son of Eddie Murphy’s Axel Foley. Murphy is also planning to reprise his original role in a guest-star capacity with the focus of the series being on the son  Aaron Foley.

Sony Pictures Television order a script for the pilot from The Shield creator Shawn Ryan with Murphy executive producing. The show is reported to be an hour-long procedural, blending action and comedy.


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