'Beverly Hills Cop' pilot finds its lead
November 14th, 2012
01:22 PM ET

'Beverly Hills Cop' pilot finds its lead

The CBS reboot of Eddie Murphy's "Beverly Hills Cop" franchise now has a face attached to the project.

Deadline reports that comedian/actor Brandon T. Jackson ("Tropic Thunder," "Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief") has landed the role of Aaron, the son of Murphy's "Beverly Hills" character, Detroit detective Axel Foley.

Aaron is at the heart of the show, which follows his adventures as working-class police officer protecting and serving in Beverly Hills while also trying to shape his identity apart from his dad.

Murphy is expected to return to Axel's shoes in the pilot, which has a production commitment at CBS. He might also appear in more episodes should the reboot make it to series.

Murphy, who starred as Foley in the three "Beverly Hills Cop" films, is executive producing alongside 'The Shield" creator Shawn Ryan, who's also writing the script and serving as showrunner.

Filed under: television

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  1. gotz

    rehrsal again-3 days-can't hang..jj at fh allwknd-cllng ltr.
    too funny right.

    November 17, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. the black dude..

    is still with that ho? lord.

    November 15, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  3. you will never tear me down...

    ever ever...your the one tearing yourself down when everyone reads your Stuff...

    November 15, 2012 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ACE


    November 15, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Kimbo

    He is actually from detroit area....

    November 15, 2012 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  6. Axel


    November 15, 2012 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |


    November 14, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  8. i have to gargle...listerine time...


    November 14, 2012 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. john

    I would rather watch reruns of Cannon than more of this nonsense.

    November 14, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Rico

    So? BH4 was going to be a TV show all along? Not a movie?

    November 14, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  11. he's with 2 3 4 5 6--wear a condom

    i'm saving my gem for you. baaaaaaaaaaaawaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    November 14, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  12. jj


    November 14, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Clete

    Let's take this horse and both ride it into the ground, then beat it to death.

    November 14, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Unhook her.

    November 14, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  15. clear it


    November 14, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Eddie will stop making more movies.

    Now get off your rocker...

    November 14, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Techno Viking

    I'm all for this as long as it keeps Eddie Murhpy from making more movies

    November 14, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Horizon

      Depends on the movie. I'll take his voice work if it's going to be something on par with Shrek.

      November 15, 2012 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |

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