The Beverly Hills Cop franchise might not seem like a natural fit for a TV series, there are only so many jokes you can make about a fish out of water. Yet somehow the news that the creator of The Shield and Eddie Murphy are on board makes the concept worth looking at.
We actually heard Eddie Murphy talk about this potential project in a Rolling Stone interview about a year ago, but it seemed more like a pipe dream than an actual factual project. That just changed as Vulture picked up the scoop that Shawn Ryan has joined with Murphy to get this show off the ground:
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.
The potential show would follow Axel Foley’s son as he leaves Detroit to escape from his Father’s shadow. Of course the best way to escape Axel Foley’s shadow is to go to Beverly Hills, a town that he has not had any impact on what so ever. Silly premise aside, the core concept is inoffensive enough and leaves the door open for returns for Axel and every one’s favorite Judge, Reinhold.
Stay peeled to The Flickcast for any updates on this show as it should find its home sooner rather than later.