We shared the news back in August and what once was random thought, now becomes a reality. Beverly Hills Cop will continue its life, living in the form of a CBS television show. While Eddie Murphy has been attached to the project since the beginning as an executive producer while making a few early cameos as Axel Foley. In addition they’ve recently confirmed actor/comedian Brandon T. Jackson will star as Axel Foley Jr. Now we can add one more name into the mix as it was revealed that Judge Reinhold is said to have signed on for a cameo role reviving his old character as William “Billy” Rosewood.
To make it on air requires a new angle on an old story and the writers and producers might have found a way to achieve such success. Reported on multiple sites, the alleged pilot follows the story line of Axel’s son as he fights to bring down the corrupt in Beverly Hills. The more I read about this the more I like it. I’m sure Murphy and Reinhold will be able to rekindle old comedic flames and bring this old comedy to new generations.
It’s an 80’s movie franchise that suddenly sprouted the idea to combine old comedic forces with a new, action packed story lines. This show comes from the Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and its sure an interesting take on the old action/comedy. Guns mixed with jokes seems to be the theme for the new TV adventure and I’m curious to see it’s life cycle live out.