CBS Orders Pilot to Eddie Murphy's 'Beverly Hills Cop' TV Project
"Beverly Hills Cop" is heading to small screen via CBS. After being pitched to four major broadcast networks, the TV project lands on the Eye which has given a pilot production commitment to the potential series from Eddie Murphy and "The Shield" creator Shawn Ryan.
Serving as "a continuation of the iconic 'Beverly Hills Cop' universe," it centers on Axel Foley's blue-collar police officer son Aaron who works to "take down the criminal elements of the rich and famous, while simultaneously trying to escape the shadow of his larger than life father." Murphy, who starred as Axel in the three films, will reprise his role in the pilot and may recur if CBS picks it up to series.
The potential series has been described as "a buddy cop show" and will be an hour-long crime procedural with comedic elements. Ryan will write the script and team up with Murphy as well as his MiddKid Productions partner Marney Hochman to executive produce it.
The project marks Ryan's return to CBS after he served as a showrunner for "The Unit", which ran from 2006 to 2009. He was set to executive produce "Confessions of a Contractor", a pilot based on Richard Murphy's book of the same name, for the network, but the project never saw the light of day due to casting contingency issues.
- Justin Bieber to Team Up With Anitta on New Song
- Alec Baldwin Will Bring Back Donald Trump Impression to 'Saturday Night Live'
- 'Deadpool 2': Ryan Reynolds Crashes Kid's Birthday Party in New Set Photos
- Is Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's Surrogate Pregnant With Twins?
- Is Ryan Seacrest Planning to Leave 'Live' for Profitable 'American Idol' Deal?
- Ed Sheeran Hits Back After Being Accused of Not Performing Live at Glastonbury
- 'The Bachelorette' Recap: Kenny Pitted Against Lee in Two-on-One Date
- Inside Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Intimate Weekend in Toronto