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Beverly Hills Cop TV Series?

Posted on August 29, 2012 at 12:04 pm by Justin Cavender

According to Vulture, Eddie Murphy is teaming up with The Shield creator, Shawn Ryan, to produce a Beverly Hills Cop television series. Murphy, Ryan, and Sony Pictures Television are in the process of pitching the series to broadcast networks. Not only will Murphy be an executive producer for the series, he has agreed to appear on show as well.

Murphy telegraphed his intent to be a visible presence in the TV version of Cop during his chat with Rolling Stone last October. “I’d do the pilot, show up here and there,” he told the magazine. Murphy was also very specific about the idea he had for reviving Axel. It would be a series “starring Axel Foley’s son, and Axel is the chief of police now in Detroit.” Vulture hasn’t heard details of the pitch to networks, so it’s very possible that the concept Ryan and Murphy is bringing to the networks has changed since. Our spies were only sure that the series is designed to be “a buddy cop show,” that it will be an hour-long crime procedural with strong comedic elements (hello, CBS!), and that Murphy will appear in the pilot and possibly a few special episodes throughout the first season.

Beverly Hills Cop III (1994) was the last time we saw Axel Foley in action. What do you guys think? Are you just burning doin’ the neutron dance? Let us know in the comments below.

King of the Hill fans might remember an episode where Kahn Souphanousinphone sang the Axel Foley Theme.

Bev, Bev, Beverly Hills Cop,
Bev, Bev, Beverly Hills Cop,
Axel Foley gonna find those drugs!


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    • Mr. The Plague

      Bad ass! It would be super cool if Rosewood and Taggart made a cameo. Gotta respect the DDOJSIOC.

    • Kahn Jr

      Bev, Bev, Beverly Hills Cop, Axel Foley gonna find those drugs! That's from the episode, Maid in Arlen.

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