The progeny of Eddie Murphy‘s Axel Foley character of Beverly Hills Cop fame will not be making it to the small screen after all. CBS has passed on picking up the proposed Beverly Hill Cop television show starring comedian/actor Brandon T. Jackson (Tropic Thunder).
Entertainment Weekly reports:
The Beverly Hills Cop TV spin-off planned for CBS seemed to be a foregone conclusion, with a star in place (Brandon T. Jackson), a TV vet as the new police chief (Christine Lahti), and even the promise of occasional visits from original star Eddie Murphy as Detective Axel Foley. But in May, it was announced that CBS had passed on the hour-long drama, leaving the pilot’s future up in the air.
Showrunner Shawn Ryan had hoped another network would save the show, but he tweeted Friday that they couldn’t find a new home. All hope is not lost, however: Ryan also revealed that there there’s now interest in a movie sequel instead.
The premise of the pilot found the story picking up years after the first three films, with Jackson playing a detective in Beverly Hills working in the shadow of his dad, Axel Foley.
Will you be checking for another Beverly Hills Cop movie sequel, though? Let us know in the comments.
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