The Beverly Hills Cop television show, a spin-off of Eddie Murphy’s ’80s action comedy film, has been buried after the concept was shot down by the networks.
Back in May it was reported that CBS had passed on the Beverly Hills Cop TV series adaptation, which was being pushed by creator Shawn Ryan. The series would have starred Brandon T. Jackson as the son of the main character Axel Foley, who was played by Murphy in the film version. Periodic cameos from Murphy were also planned.
Initially, several networks showed strong interest in the project, giving Ryan hope that the show could possibly end up on another network.
However, Ryan tweeted Friday that no network was willing to move on the concept, dashing all hopes of the project making its way onto the small screen.
“Sad to report that efforts to land ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ pilot at another network have failed,” said The Shield creator. “This iteration is dead for now.”
Interestingly enough, Ryan followed up with a tweet informing his followers that a fourth installment of Beverly Hills Cop movie was in the works.
“Good news for fans of franchise is that the pilot tested so well, it has caused Paramount to put another #BHC movie into development.”
To fans of the Beverly Hills Cop trilogy, this may be good news. But Murphy might not be feeling it.
If you recall, last October, the actor/comedian shot down the idea of a fourth movie, when he told Rolling Stone magazine in an interview that “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.”
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