A few months back we were intrigued to learn that CBS had decided to option a sequel/reboot TV series out of Eddie Murphy's iconic comedy vehicle 'Beverly Hills Cop,' focusing on main character Axel Foley's son. Comedic star Brandon T. Jackson has officilaly been confirmed to take the lead role of Aaron Foley, but the question remains if Eddie Murphy himself would ever appear in the series. Find out what involvement Eddie Murphy will have in CBS' Beverly Hills Cop' TV series below!
Beverly Hills Cop
Axel Foley, meet Alpa Chino. A little over a month ago we heard that CBS was looking to develop a new TV series based on the classic 'Beverly Hills Cop' franchise, not a re-boot or an adaptation mind you, but an all-new series focusing on the legendary police officer's son! And while the jury's still out on whether or not Eddie Murphy would reprise his iconic character for the TV series, we've just learned that 'Tropic Thunder' star Brandon T. Jackson may be our new, younger 'Beverly Hills Cop,' Aaron Foley!
CBS certainly seems to be making power-plays for more high-profile content these days, with the eye network likely to snag Robin Williams' upcoming TV deal should the project go to series. Certainly a few big gets were needed after NBC picked up Michael J. Fox's big return to TV, but will 'Beverly Hills Cop' be just the shot in the tailpipe CBS needs to keep its spot as the number-one rated network?
If you were a child of the 1980's, chances are that you love Eddie Murphy. You can probably recite much of his stand up from his special 'Delirious' ("Lemonade... that cool refreshing drink") or bits from 'Trading Places' or 'Beverly Hills Cop' by heart. And though Eddie Murphy has spent much of the last two decades disappointing fans on the big screen, it looks like he may be taking his biggest franchise to the small screen.