Eddie Murphy Will Play
Axel Foley In CBS Pilot!!
CBS just beat out the other channels for Eddie Murphy's "Beverly Hills Cop" TV project.
Writer-producer Shawn Ryan (“The Shield,” “Terriers,” “The Unit,” “The Last Resort”) just received a pilot order from the network.
The project would focus on Axel Foley’s cop son, who moves from Detroit to Los Angeles to get out from under his father’s shadow.
Axel Foley, of course, was played by Murphy in three “Beverly Hills Cop” movies. Murphy would reprise the character, now chief of the Detroit police department, in the pilot and on a recurring basis if the pilot goes to series.
Apparently the junior Foley will find himself teaming with a 21st century version of Beverly Hills plainclothesmen Taggart and/or Rosewood.
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Aug. 29, 2012, 5:38 a.m. CST
Beat appropriately until -- oh, you're already dead. Tho, John Landis could use a job.
Aug. 29, 2012, 5:45 a.m. CST
will be played by a woman, and the show will get canned after 6 episodes.
Aug. 29, 2012, 6:30 a.m. CST
by albert comin
Permission to roll my eyes, sir.
Aug. 29, 2012, 6:31 a.m. CST
Shawn Ryan, the guy who made The Shield, wants to make a Beverly Hills Cop TV show... and you complain? God, what is wrong with you people?
Aug. 29, 2012, 6:34 a.m. CST
Actually, this is probably a better idea than doing another movie. I enjoy cop shows, and a serious take on this could work. As long as they don't try to do comedy, that's over.
Aug. 29, 2012, 6:35 a.m. CST
by Pete Michaelson
Why not? adml_shake is absolutely right that the tightly-wound Beverly Hills detective will be a woman and will be the "will they/won't they" love interest in the series, but this may have some legs. People seem to like Castle and this has that kind of vibe.
Aug. 29, 2012, 6:46 a.m. CST
It is amazing how some nostalgic projects sound so awesome...and some should sound awesome but end up sounding so wrong.
I enjoy Ryan's work a LOT and Beverly Hills Cop was a great film but...this is a latter pick for me. Sounds wrong.
Aug. 29, 2012, 8:09 a.m. CST
or are too afraid to try new ones.
Aug. 29, 2012, 8:48 a.m. CST
That isn't a 'Beverly Hills Cop' TV series, it's a 'Beverly Hills Cop's Cop Son' TV series. Kinda like 'Indiana Jones's Son and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull'.
Aug. 29, 2012, 8:49 a.m. CST
There are 1000's of young talented writers who submit thier new fresh ideas everyday. The problem is Hollywood would rather stick with what worked for them in the past rather than take a chance on something new. It's sad and frustrating but that's just the way they think.
Aug. 29, 2012, 8:58 a.m. CST
Aug. 29, 2012, 8:58 a.m. CST
Aug. 29, 2012, 8:59 a.m. CST
Foley is here to see you.
Aug. 29, 2012, 9:06 a.m. CST
Aug. 29, 2012, 9:36 a.m. CST
On network TV it would be like pg-13 Beverly Hills Cop 3 all over again, and a regurgitated version at that. And I don't think anybody wants to see that. On cable, where you could give it some edge and colorful language' it might at least have a fighting chance. Plus I always give Ryan the benefit of any doubt. If it did go ahead, the guy off Leverage, Aldis Hodge, would be a fair choice. Though honestly, I doubt this will see the light of day...
Aug. 29, 2012, 10:12 a.m. CST
Aug. 29, 2012, 10:26 a.m. CST
This sounds like a terrible idea. Like having John McClane's grown-up son co-star in the next Die Hard movie...
by Mr. Pricklepants
Aug. 29, 2012, 10:36 a.m. CST
Although, to be honest, it would be more fun if Axel Foley's son actually had to team up with Taggert and Rosewood instead of supposed *younger versions* of those guys. I could see Taggert as semi-retired, but with his own P.I. service to earn extra cash. Rosewood would be higher up in the chain of command, but then maybe demoted because he went crazy on some perps with all his weaponry from part II. So you sort of have these semi-washed-up characters in Taggert and Rosewood, who then as things progress are eventually re-united with Axel (cause we know his kid will probably get into hot water out in California and need his pops to help him out). That way they can have Eddie Murphy do more than sit behind a desk in Detroit. Also, they could still have these 21st century versions of Taggert and Rosewood, but make them younger than Taggert and Rosewood were in the first film. A couple of cocky detectives that maybe remind Taggert and Rosewood of themselves when they first got promoted to that position.
Aug. 29, 2012, 10:40 a.m. CST
Actually, I could see Shawn Ryan as a better fit for a gritty cop show about a young John McClane as a detective in NY before his famous escapades in the Nakatomi building out in LA. The final scene of the series is McClane boarding the LA bound flight that is taking him to visit his wife for Christmas.
Aug. 29, 2012, 11:09 a.m. CST
The golden age of network TV is over. There are lots of good shows out there. They seem to air on HBO, Showtime, Starz, USA, TNT etc... Cable channels seem to produce quality programming at a fraction of the viewership that network tv gets.....
Aug. 29, 2012, 12:09 p.m. CST
by Laughing Boy
... with Murphy, Ashton and Reinhold.
Aug. 29, 2012, 12:38 p.m. CST
Aug. 29, 2012, 12:42 p.m. CST
Guess audiences today aren't too fond of his weak material mostly based on racial slurs and name calling.
Aug. 29, 2012, 12:44 p.m. CST
Just to keep tradition. I always had this subject on BH Cop news.
Aug. 29, 2012, 12:51 p.m. CST
re: "Axel Foley’s cop son, who moves from Detroit to Los Angeles to get out from under his father’s shadow."
So, to "get out from under his father's shadow" he goes to the one other city in the US his father worked as a cop (3 times) and teams up with the kids of the cops his father worked with? If there's one other city where his father's shadow lingers, with his history with the city, it is LA. And that shadow would be most dense around the kids of the cops who know his father best. Wouldn't wanting to get out from under your father's shadow mean you'd want to go somewhere where you aren't judged by, or had to live up to, your father's reputation; going someplace where your last name doesn't carry a preconceived bias with people? Way to make an effort, junior.
Aug. 29, 2012, 2:23 p.m. CST
Or he will just be in the first episode...then his son takes over from there and is the main character. Eddie Murphy has too much $$$ to bother with a lame weekly TV series.
Aug. 29, 2012, 2:58 p.m. CST
by ajit maholtra
And hes not gonna fall for a banana in his tailpipe. Hehehehehehehehehheheheh.
Aug. 29, 2012, 6:06 p.m. CST
Why not just use the real Billy Rosewood? I know John Ashton is pretty much too old to play a cop anymore. But Captain Billy would work. Otherwise what's the point?
Aug. 29, 2012, 9:44 p.m. CST
Aug. 31, 2012, 12:17 p.m. CST
But I think it might actually work here. I'll check it out.
Sept. 4, 2012, 3:46 p.m. CST
Sincerely, Knight Rider and David Hasselhoff's cameo
Sept. 4, 2012, 3:48 p.m. CST
by Shut the Fuck up Donny
raised his son there, and now his son has to go back to Detroit... It would be a novel twist on the concept of the films (the son, having been pampered by the Beverly Hills lifestyle, having to deal with the harsh reality of Detroit), and would give incentive to occasionally film in a city that could really use the cash injection...
Sept. 4, 2012, 3:56 p.m. CST
That would make more sense as opposed to cameoing on a tv series for CBS. Especially in today's tv market and climate where new shows really don't get that much leeway. I'm just saying get back to stand up Eddie gotta still have some left in the tank.
Sept. 4, 2012, 4:09 p.m. CST
BHC3 was 1994, add a year for Axel to meet someone and have a kid, next year this makes a 17 - 18 year old cop?
I don't think so.
Sept. 4, 2012, 4:11 p.m. CST
Totally out of character.
Sept. 4, 2012, 4:14 p.m. CST
Sept. 4, 2012, 4:26 p.m. CST
and i don't even give a shit about this, but come on... that's like breakfast club 2 with judd nelson as the principal.
Sept. 4, 2012, 4:45 p.m. CST
Judge Reinhold needs the work.
Sept. 4, 2012, 4:48 p.m. CST
Sept. 4, 2012, 5:54 p.m. CST
Is CBS one of those pussy channels where they can't curse? Why isn't this on HBO or the one where they made Spartacus?
Sept. 4, 2012, 6:30 p.m. CST
Sept. 4, 2012, 6:32 p.m. CST
...not on CBS. It will end up as bad, lame and tame as the 3rd movie.
Sept. 4, 2012, 7:01 p.m. CST
by Truxton Spangler
It might be on CBS, after all...
Sept. 4, 2012, 7:05 p.m. CST
I saw the story last week on TV and still haven't seen an article posted yet?
Sept. 4, 2012, 7:05 p.m. CST
They should have Axel Foley team up with Hank Schrader from Breaking Bad, and the two form their own private detective agency
in a spin-off series set in Detroit. Don't forget Paul Riser's character as a sidekick.
Sept. 4, 2012, 7:33 p.m. CST
Eddie Murphy too big to do TV? Have you been following his career at all in the last couple DECADES?
Sept. 4, 2012, 7:39 p.m. CST
Great roundup in front of and behind the camera it looks like. But...CBS. I don't care if you're the most popular network, you're still a network and your balls are probably small and shriveled. Needs to be on Showtime. Comedy + bizarre police procedural + R rating = Showtime.
Sept. 4, 2012, 9:10 p.m. CST
da da da da da ta da ta da ta da ta da ta da da http://youtu.be/V4kWpi2HnPU don't know if I should post a link or not but I always liked that song
Sept. 4, 2012, 10:46 p.m. CST
which we all know went REALLY WELL AMIRITE?
Sept. 4, 2012, 10:52 p.m. CST
Sept. 5, 2012, 12:17 a.m. CST
by The Krypton Kid
Sept. 5, 2012, 3:54 a.m. CST
It was a bad call, Ripley. A bad call..
Sept. 5, 2012, 5:29 a.m. CST
by Bedknobs and Boomsticks
kid grown up.
Sept. 5, 2012, 8:25 a.m. CST
from snl should play axel foley jr.
Sept. 5, 2012, 11:26 a.m. CST
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