Brandon T. Jackson to Star in BEVERLY HILLS COP TV Remake
Deadline reports that Brandon T. Jackson has been cast in the lead role of the upcoming Sony-TV reboot of Eddie Murphy's Beverly Hills COP. The project will be executive produced by Murphy and Shawn Ryan and has already secured a pilot production commitmenT. Ryan will pen the script.
The project is said to be a sequel to the trilogy of films that featured sharp talking detective Axel Foley (Murphy) in his escapades througout Los Angeles. The series will follow "Axel’s blue-collar police officer son, Aaron (Jackson), who helps take down the criminal elements of the rich and famous in Beverly Hills while trying to escape the shadow of his larger-than-life father." Murphy is expected to return in his role of Axel in the pilot. If the pilot is picked up to series, the comedian will consider making repeat appearances.