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Beverly Hills Cop TV Show Still Cooking
Shield creator working with Eddie Murphy

29 August 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Vulture

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Beverly Hills Cop TV Show Still Cooking

Last October, in a surprising wrinkle, it emerged that Eddie Murphy was effectively abandoning the attempt to revisit the Beverly Hills Cop universe on the big screen and had instead switched his focus to TV. Fast-forward, and now Murphy has partnered with The Shield creator Shawn Ryan to work up a pitch for networks.

Sony Pictures Television is backing the show in the US, but it's largely under wraps since it’s now at the crucial stage where Ryan and Murphy are shopping it to the various stateside channels.

But Murphy has said it will feature Axel Foley’s son, with Axel himself – who will appear occasionally in any eventual series – as the police chief in Detroit. Whether that’s still the case is anyone’s guess, though apparently those who have heard the pitch describe it as a blend of crime procedural and buddy cop show.

So it looks like this thing might actually go ahead. There’s no word on how involved Ryan will be in the series should it get picked up, since he also has submarine thriller series Last Resort about to launch this season. But who knows? If it gets picked up, the strains of Axel F could be coming from your TV set as early as next year…


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@NCC1701A "Nothing wrong with Beverly Hill Cop II." Apart from the fact that it's a carbon copy of the first one but without the wit and intelligence with Eddie Murphy at his loudest and most annoying, talking so fast that you can't understand what the fuck he's saying. Yes, it was directed by the late Tony Scott and, while his death is sad, you can't polish a turd and BHC II is one, a BIG one! More

Posted by BenTramer at 05:53 on 30 August 2012 | Report This Post

Beverly Hills Cop was a classic action comedy, no. 2 was ok, no. 3 was utterly dire and this TV show sound dreadful what a shoddy premise, son of Axl? More

Posted by agent cooper at 18:12 on 29 August 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Shield!
Nothing wrong with Beverly Hill Cop II. More

Posted by NCC1701A at 11:27 on 29 August 2012 | Report This Post

Shield!
having the creator of that classic and 'chicago code' involved does mean it could be a sharper idea than the BHC movies. More

Posted by spark1 at 10:14 on 29 August 2012 | Report This Post

RE: "Get The Fuck Outta Here!"
I'm into this as an idea, yes, the sequels were a bit shit, but the first one was great. If they could somehow shoehorn the loveable older brother Charlie Murphy in too, that would be smashing. More

Posted by Lucky Day at 10:01 on 29 August 2012 | Report This Post

"Get The Fuck Outta Here!"
The first Beverly Hills Cop was a great movie with an Oscar-nominated screenplay, the sequels were some of the worst sequels ever made. This TV show nearly 30 years after the original just looks like a last desperate bid to squeeze every drop of cash out of this franchise. The thrill has long gone. More

Posted by BenTramer at 09:47 on 29 August 2012 | Report This Post


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