By: Patricia Trutescu
TheGrio.com announces that after months of rumors, the news is true. CBS has ordered a pilot of a television version of Eddie Murphy’s films, Beverly Hills Cop. Murphy will not be the character of the series, but will be appearing in the pilot and “could become a regular on the show if the pilot makes the grade,” reports the Daily Mail.
The show of Beverly Hills Cop revolves around the adventures of Axel Foley’s son, Aaron Foley, “who followed in his father’s footsteps into the police force, though choosing to work in the lavish in the 90210 district instead of his father’s Detroit.”
Last year, in an interview with Rolling Stone, Murphy said he wanted to produce a series that stars the son, Aaron, and “Axel as the new chief of police in Detroit.” Saturday Night Live’s featured player, Jay Pharoah is rumored to be a candidate for the role of Aaron. However; no official casting choice has been made.
The creator of FX’s The Shield, Shaun Ryan, will act as the showrunner and Eddie Murphy will serve as the pilot’s executive producer.
TheGrio.com also asks “who should be the new Beverly Hills Cop?” View their selections on this slideshow.