If Eddie Murphy has his way about it, we will soon be seeing a “Beverly Hills Cop” TV show.
This isn’t the first we’ve heard about the planned TV show, but it is the first time the series has seemed like it could actually become a reality. Vulture has learned that Murphy has teamed up with “The Shield” creator Shawn Ryan to develop the “Beverly Hills Cop” series pitch, and that the duo have partnered with Sony Pictures Television to adapt the story to the small screen. Murphy would act as executive producer and also play an on-camera role. That team started pitching the “hour-long crime procedural” to broadcast networks yesterday.
“Beverly Hill Cops” is a franchise that’s very important to Murphy, so it’s no surprise that he’s trying to resurrect it in a way that stays faithful to the overall story. Read on to find out some details about the show’s planned plot.
Murphy teased in an interview with Rolling Stone last year that a “Beverly Hills Cop” series could follow the adventures of Axel Foley’s son.
“What I’m trying to do now is produce a TV show starring Axel Foley’s son, and Axel is the chief of police now in Detroit,” he said. “I’d do the pilot, show up here and there. None of the movie scripts were right; it was trying to force the premise. If you have to force something, you shouldn’t be doing it. It was always a rehash of the old thing. It was always wrong.” No word if that has changed now, but we do know that the plan is to have it be a “buddy cop show.”