tv.broadwayworld.com

Brandon T. Jackson to Lead CBS' BEVERLY HILLS COP Reboot

Related: BEVERLY HILLS COP, CBS

Brandon-T-Jackson-to-Lead-CBS-BEVERLY-HILLS-COP-Reboot-20121113

Stand-up comedian Brandon T. Jackson has officially been cast in CBS' reboot of Beverly Hills COP, Deadline reported tonight. It's rumored that Eddie Murphy, the star of the Beverly Hills COP film, recommended Jackson.

As previously reported by BroadwayWorld, the CBS network has committed to producing a pilot, and is one step closer with Jackson lined up. The show will be from Sony Pictures Television, "The Shield" creator Shawn Ryan and executive producer Murphy. Murphy is also set to reprise his role as Axel Foley in a guest-star capacity with the focus of the series being the character's police officer son.

Murphy starred as police officer Axel Foley in the Beverly Hills Cop trilogy of films in the 1980's. In October 2011, the comedian spoke to Rolling Stone Magazine about his role in the project, explaining, "I'd do the pilot, show up here and there." He went on to explain that the new series would be "starring Axel Foley's son, and Axel is the chief of police now in Detroit."

The series is designed to be "a buddy cop show" that would be "an hour-long crime procedural with strong comedic elements, and that Murphy will appear in the pilot and possibly a few special episodes throughout the first season."

Related Links
BWW Recap: BLACKLIST Asks If Your Money's Safe at the BankBWW Recap: BLACKLIST Asks If Your Money's Safe at the Bank
by Marakay Rogers - September 30, 2014
Kris Van Cleave Named CBS Newspath CorrespondentKris Van Cleave Named CBS Newspath Correspondent
September 29, 2014
Scoop: THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN on CBS - Week of October 6, 2014Scoop: THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN on CBS - Week of October 6, 2014
by TV Scoop - September 29, 2014
Scoop: THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN on CBS - Week of September 29, 2014Scoop: THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN on CBS - Week of September 29, 2014
by TV Scoop - September 29, 2014
Scoop: THE CBS DREAM TEAM, IT'S EPIC on CBS - Saturday, October 11, 2014Scoop: THE CBS DREAM TEAM, IT'S EPIC on CBS - Saturday, October 11, 2014
by TV Scoop - September 29, 2014


About Author

Subscribe to Author Alerts

BLOGS
Spoiler Alert! THE VOICE Recap for Blind Audition Night Three 9/29; Full Results!Spoiler Alert! THE VOICE Recap for Blind Audition Night Three 9/29; Full Results! VIDEO: Rachel Bloom Inappropriately Announces Santino Fontana Joins Her Showtime Pilot
VIDEO: Rachel Bloom Inappropriately Announces Santino Fontana Joins Her Showtime Pilot
But, Wait! What's On TV Tonight? Monday, Sept 29th: TSwift, Ariana Headline iHeart Fest 8:00-10:00pm: iHeart Music Festival | CW

8:00-10:00pm: THE VOICE | NBC

10:00-11:00pm: CASTLE | ABC

Click for more picks!

Become a Fan, Follower & Subscriber