Eddie Murphy Trying To Reprise His Role as Axle Foley in ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ the TV Series

by 8 years ago

According to Vulture:

Nearly a year ago, Eddie Murphy told Rolling Stone that he was interested in turning his classic 1984 action comedy Beverly Hills Cop into a TV show. Now Vulture has learned exclusively that the project is not only a reality, but that The Shield creator Shawn Ryan is leading the charge to resurrect Axel Foley. Multiple industry insiders tell us Ryan, Murphy and Sony Pictures Television have partnered on a small screen adaptation of the massively successful film franchise, and that broadcast networks began hearing their pitch on the spin-off this afternoon. And here's the kicker: In addition to his main role as an exec producer, Murphy has agreed to an on-camera role in the show.

Per Deadline:

ABC and Fox heard the pitch today, with NBC and CBS slated to take the meeting with Murphy and Ryan tomorrow. All four networks will likely make a play for the project, described as a light procedural. Sony Pictures TV, where Ryan is under an overall deal, is producing.

Whatever happens, I'll probably watch one episode and then forget about it forever; two, if Billy Rosewood and John Taggart come along for the ride.

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