When the 'Beverly Hills Cop' TV show failed to get off the ground, word was that Paramount might instead go with a new film installment of the franchise (which had been rumored for a while, with Brett Ratner supposedly set to direct it). The latest rumblings suggest a fourth film might happen, with Eddie Murphy reuniting with producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who was behind the first two movies.
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We’ve all heard the casual moans of fan communities that Hollywood never comes up with anything original anymore, settling into the familiar patterns of sequels, remakes, and adaptations of familiar properties to cash in on brand recognition. And while remakes have become subtly accepted as a chance for a new take on dormant properties, the recent ‘RoboCop’ trailer reminded us just how much passions can strain in the dissection of beloved classics.
A few months ago, CBS decided to pass on the 'Beverly Hills Cop' television series, which would have seen Brandon T. Jackson ('Percy Jackson') police the wealthy side of Hollywood as Axel Foley's son. And that, for lack of a better phrase, appeared to be that. However, a recent statement from series producer Shawn Ryan suggests that fans of the iconic Eddie Murphy comedy franchise may have something to look forward to.
Well, this is certainly not an article we expected to be writing. It appears among the dozens of cancellations and renewals emerging today from NBC, CBS and ABC, one very promising pilot has slipped through the cracks. CBS will not move forward with the Eddie Murphy-produced 'Beverly Hills Cop' TV series, but will another network pick up their loss?
We're very curious to see if CBS upcoming 'Beverly Hills Cop' TV pilot makes the cut for the fall season, particularly with the involvement of original franchise star Eddie Murphy, and most recently Judge Reinhold. Production of the Shawn Ryan-helmed, Barry Sonnenfeld-directed series has officially gotten under way, so are you ready to see Eddie Murphy and Brandon T. Jackson in action as Axel Foley and his son Aaron? Get a sneak peek of the 'Beverly Hills Cop' TV series inside!
Admittedly, we'd have likely tuned in for CBS' upcoming Shawn Ryan-helmed 'Beverly Hills Cop' TV series regardless of who from the film franchise cast put in an appearance, but we're glad to see Eddie Murphy won't be shoving bananas into tailpipes all by his lonesome. At long last, it seems Judge Reinhold has signed on to reprise his role as Billy Rosewood for the upcoming pilot, but have the years been as good to Billy as they have to Axel Foley? And where does young Aaron fit in?
Now that the pilot order has been made official, CBS' upcoming Eddie Murphy-produced 'Beverly Hills Cop' sequel TV series has been busy, last week casting 'Argo' star Sheila Vand for a regular role on the series. With Brandon T. Jackson in the lead and David Denman set as his Judge Reinhold-esque partner, 'Beverly Hills Cop' has now cast its Chief, casting former 'Hawaii Five-0' star Christine Lahti. Find out the latest on the 'Beverly Hills Cop' TV series inside!
With the talent of 'The Shield' creator Shawn Ryan at the helm, and the promise of a recurring guest role for original film series star Eddie Murphy, we'd be hard pressed to think that CBS' forthcoming 'Beverly Hills Cop' TV series will have a difficult time making it past the pilot stage. And while CBS won't announce a decision for some time, the network has continued casting the pilot with 'Argo' star Sheila Vand as the female lead, and opposing detective for Brandon T. Jackson's Aaron Foley. Get the latest on the 'Beverly Hills Cop' TV series inside!
Officially ordered to pilot, CBS' forthcoming Eddie Murphy-produced 'Beverly Hills Cop' sequel TV series has been on a bit of a roll of late, yesterday casting comedian Kevin Pollak for a recurring role on the series. With Brandon T. Jackson in the lead and Eddie Murphy set to make occasional appearances, 'Beverly Hills Cop' has officially cast its own Judge Reinhold figure with former 'The Office' player David Denman. But, will Judge himself return, lest he be judged?
It may be a while yet before we hear or see anything concrete from CBS' forthcoming 'Beverly Hills Cop' TV series, a sequel series set in the same universe as Eddie Murphy's infamous Axel Foley and focusing on the character's son Aaron Foley. Still, with Brandon T. Jackson confirmed as the new lead, and Eddie Murphy likely to make several appearances if picked up to series, CBS' 'Beverly Hills Cop' has added yet another famous comedic face to its ranks. Find out who standup Kevin Pollak plays in the new 'Beverly Hills Cop' series inside!