'Beverly Hills Cop' TV Series Goes to CBS!

'The Shield' creator Shawn Ryan will write and executive produce the pilot, centering on Eddie Murphy's Axel Foley and his police officer son.

Beverly Hills Cop TV series finds a home at CBS
Beverly Hills Cop TV series finds a home at CBS
Last week, we reported that Eddie Murphy, Shawn Ryan (The Shield, Last Resort), and Sony Pictures Television are shopping around a Beverly Hills Cop TV series. Today, we have word that CBS has issued a pilot commitment for the series.

Shawn Ryan will write the pilot script and executive produce alongside Eddie Murphy and Marney Hochman. The news comes just as ABC is getting set to launch Shawn Ryan's latest series, Last Resort, which debuts on September 27. If the pilot is picked up to series, Shawn Ryan will serve as showrunner on both programs.

The series centers on Aaron Foley, a young Beverly Hills police officer who is the son of Eddie Murphy's Axel Foley, who is now the chief of police in Detroit. The story will center on Aaron trying to live up to his father's legend. Eddie Murphy will appear in the pilot, with the potential to recur if the series is picked up. Paramount Pictures, which produced the Beverly Hills Cop movies, will also own a portion of the show.

The move brings Shawn Ryan back to CBS, where he ran The Unit, while simultaneously running The Shield for FX.

Beverly Hills Cop was released December 5th, 1984 and stars Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher, Ronny Cox, Steven Berkoff, James Russo, Jonathan Banks. The film is directed by Martin Brest.



Sources: Deadline

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Comments (8)

  1. Vanboy

    Oh God, it's happening. Guess everyone upset about Billy getting killed in that part 4 movie script really had an effect, that they decided to go to the small screen instead. I really don't think a part 4 Beverly Hills cop movie would pay off in the end. @incmob, yeah if it was NBC, they'd cancel Murphy's contract and push the show up another hour with Chris Tucker Axel Foley in the place of Murphy.

    2 years agoby @vanboyFlag

  2. incmob

    @renodc at least it is not NBC which i think most can agree with.

    @gandoff good call on all accounts. CBS could be a good fit for this but even still afraid they will be going with a pg-13 series instead of an R. Not necessarily a bad thing, but was still hoping for a more adult feel than well, a beverly hills cop 3 feel.

    2 years agoby @incmobFlag

  3. renodc

    CBS definitely gives this the best chance for survival. They tend to give shows a chance to gestate and build an audience.

    2 years agoby @renodcFlag

  4. Gandoff

    Only reason this is not picked up on FX or AMC, is because it's Eddie Murphy. CBS got him for his name recognition as fast as they could. CBS could do this, if you look at Criminal Minds and CSI. But think this would have been better on cable with more room to push the envelope like language.

    2 years agoby @gandoffFlag

  5. SpaceCowboy

    I don't think it'll last for very long, but we'll see.

    2 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  6. Writer220

    me too

    2 years agoby @writer220Flag

  7. jasdjqs

    Guess it will happen, hope it is OK, I will give it a shot

    2 years agoby @jasdjqsFlag

  8. THE JOKER

    Well at least it's not FOX!!!

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag