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.
Beverly Hills Cop TV series finds a home at CBS
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.