‘Beverly Hills Cop’ TV Series Moves Forward with Eddie Murphy and Shawn Ryan

The actor is teaming up with ‘The Shield’ creator to appear in this Sony Television series based on the hit movie franchise.
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‘Beverly Hills Cop’ TV Series Moves Forward with Eddie Murphy and Shawn Ryan

Beverly Hills Cop TV series moves forward with Eddie Murphy and Shawn RyanLast year, when Eddie Murphy was promoting the comedy Tower Heist, many were hoping for an update on the long-gestating Beverly Hills Cop 4. Instead, he made the surprising revelation that the sequel is dead, and that he is working on a Beverly Hills Cop TV series. Today, we have word that the actor is teaming up with The Shield creator Shawn Ryan and Sony Pictures Television to make this show a reality.

However, don't expect the series to center on Eddie Murphy's Axel Foley. The original report revealed that the actor would show up "here and there" in the series, but it will mainly focus on Foley's son, with Axel now serving as the Detroit Chief of Police.

They started pitching this show to networks earlier today, with confirmation coming in that Eddie Murphy will executive produce and have a minor on-screen role. It isn't known if their approach has changed since the first report in October, or if this pitch includes the rights to The Pointer Sisters' classic "The Neutron Dance."

Sony Pictures Television has an overall deal with Shawn Ryan, who is launching his new series Last Resort on ABC Thursday, September 27 at 8 PM ET.

Beverly Hills Cop was released December 5th, 1984.

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  • Salemwolf711 • 3 years ago

    Way too damn late.

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    • 2movieguys • 3 years ago

      I think 's a little to late for this now. But it could be good...Or it could be bad. It seems better has a film than a Tv series.!

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      • narrator • 3 years ago

        True. He's had quite the poor record of late, hasn't he, @incmob?

        And I'm glad to see you here and there and wherever we can get you. I don't know how insightful my comments really are, but you're definitely one of the few people with whom it's a pleasure holding a conversation with on this site. Though that number is slowly growing, thankfully. I'm coming on a bit less and more sporadically myself. I guess life's just keeping us all busy, down, or both.

        As for Shield, I watched the spare episode here and there when I still had cable and didn't rely on my Netflix or the internet or a friends house. While I never got into it, I can honestly say that it seemed quality entertainment. Real gritty and at times a bit too angry-dramatic for my tastes, but quality television nonetheless. The accolades speak for the show, really, which is why mostly why I'm behind this idea. That sense of anger/passion/realism mixed with Murphy's humor and age (which might be quite an unexpected but fun factor) should make for entertaining times.

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        • incmob • 3 years ago

          @narrator lol... no doubt about that... and just to think it seemed like yesterday i was shaking my head when harlem nights came out, then distinguished gentleman, then dr. doolittle, then pluto nash, then... yep... for about 20 years now.

          Been doing good though bro, havent commented too much lately but still try to pop on and see your comments when i can, always a delight to see your insight on things. btw, never checked out shield was it really that good?

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          • the-crow2k • 3 years ago

            Now everything will become a T.V. series + bad reboots + bad remakes??? I'm done with you, Hollywood.

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            • 2movieguys • 3 years ago

              WHY?!

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              • gandoff • 3 years ago

                @incmob I think it should be action drama, less sitcom to work best. Could be done like the show 24. Where the story is a year long carry over, and only so much is told week to week. Just add some sarcastic humor with Eddie Murphy's touch.

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                • mcleve02 • 3 years ago

                  @SherlockHolmes2009 I can't believe I get to finally disagree with you on an article! ;)

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                  • SherlockHolmes2009 • 3 years ago

                    Now this will be awesome

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                    • jasdjqs • 3 years ago

                      If done right should be a good show, I will give it a shot

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                      • vanboy • 3 years ago

                        This was inevitible. Why is he doing it? A Thousand Words, Imagine That, Meet Dave, The Haunted Mansion, Showtime, I Spy, Adventures of Pluto Nash, Dr. Dolittle 2, Nutty Professor 2, Holy Man, Vampire in Brooklyn, The Distinguished Gentleman, Boomerang, Harlem Nights, Beverly Hills III, The Golden Child and Best Defence.

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                        • Joshua-Hollaway • 3 years ago

                          Eddie Murphey must be running low on cash.

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                          • rufio • 3 years ago

                            i was stoked until i saw the line "with Axel now serving as the Detroit Chief of Police"... ummmm WHAT?!?!?!?! how does foley go from his role to a responsible, political-like CHIEF?!?!?!!?!

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                            • mcleve02 • 3 years ago

                              Dammit....

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                              • Number1Wolverine • 3 years ago

                                This could end up being decent at best, still should have been a movie though.

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                                • narrator • 3 years ago

                                  Haha, @incmob. That sounds more accurate now that I think about it. I'm still trying to wrap my mind around the fact that it's already 2012. How've you been, btw? I haven't talked with you in a while, if memory serves me correctly.

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                                  • incmob • 3 years ago

                                    @narrator if you dont mind me chiming in... i would say... more like 20 years.

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                                    • incmob • 3 years ago

                                      @gandoff i agree. FX would be a suitable home for this based on its current programming... they take more risks and have an edge compared to network programming. My question is would it be a sitcom, much like the third film or a action/drama/comedy... more in the vein of the first two films. I think this could work again like you said... if it was done right. most tv shows that turn into films are never done right, however there have been alot of movies that have been done right even when they are in animated form (example: the real ghostbusters). I think if they are to do this... get someone that can bring an audience... perhaps a stand up comic with some skills. personally my vote is... Jay Pharaoh... of course a lot of his comedy comes from impersonations... in fact... he does a pretty good eddie murphy... hint hint.

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                                      • dan1 • 3 years ago

                                        No thanks.

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                                        • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

                                          Lot of movies going into TV shows lately

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