BEVERLY HILLS COP TV Series to Star Brandon T. Jackson as Axel Foley’s Son

     October 25, 2012


We recently reported that a Beverly Hills Cop TV series had landed at CBS with franchise star Eddie Murphy attached for at least the pilot.  Previous reports indicated that the Shawn Ryan (The Shield) show would center on Axel Foley’s son Aaron in a blending of a buddy-cop and fish-out-of-water procedural.  Now it looks as if Brandon T. Jackson (Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief) is in final negotiations to join the series as the young Foley.  Ryan will write the pilot for the Sony Pictures Television production.  Hit the jump for more on Jackson and Beverly Hills Cop.

Humor Mill (via Indiewire) reported brandon-t-jackson-beverly-hills-copon Jackson’s starring role in the Beverly Hills Cop TV series.  Jackson will play Aaron Foley, a police officer on the rise who fights to escape from under the shadow of his father’s legacy while busting the rich and famous of Beverly Hills.  Murphy, whose character is now the Chief of Police in Detroit, will appear in the pilot and guest star in episodes of the series from time to time.

Murphy starred in three feature films between 1984 and 1994 in the franchise that grossed well over $700 million worldwide.  His first starring vehicle, the original Beverly Hills Cop featured Murphy as the Detroit-born Detective Axel Foley who follows a case to Beverly Hills in a comedic culture clash blended with a hard-boiled detective story.  The film was even nominated for a Best Writing Oscar.

Jackson, meanwhile, has his comedic roots in common with Murphy, as he started doing stand up and even opened for Wayne Brady and Chris Tucker after moving to Los Angeles.  He’s also got something in common with Foley as a Detroit-born youth who followed his career to Hollywood.

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