CBS Lands Beverly Hills Cop Series from Eddie Murphy, Shawn Ryan: Who Will Play Axel's Son?

Beverly Hills Cop TV ShowThe original Beverly Hills Cop, Eddie Murphy, prolific producer Shawn Ryan (The Shield, Terriers) and Sony Pictures Television are developing a follow-up TV series that will revolve around Axel Foley’s son, who is also a Detroit police officer about to undergo culture shock.

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UPDATE 9/4: The BHC series has landed at CBS, which gave it a pilot order. The premise, per Vulture, finds Aaron “Son-of-Axel” Foley fighting crime in Beverly Hills while trying to escape his father’s shadow.

As first reported by Vulture, Murphy is set to reprise his big screen role intermittently, with Axel now serving as the Detroit police chief. Foley’s son, desperate to escape his dad’s shadow, relocates to Beverly Hills, where he presumably samples espresso with a little lemon tweeest and drives a crappy blue Chevy Nova, while bananas end up in tailpipes and such.

But this is where you come in: Who should play Axel Foley’s son? And which of you will be the first to not suggest Donald Glover?

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  1. M says:

    Well, since Donald Glover is currently busy, I’d say Jay Pharaoh needs to be the guy.

  2. chris says:

    Ashton Kutcher

  3. DL says:

    If Aldis Hodge weren’t on Leverage, I would say, well, Aldis Hodge.

  4. Ethel says:

    I say Aldis Hodge anyhow as Leverage has lots of time between seasons.

  5. Josh says:

    They should hold off for Community to end and then cast Donald Glover. They have to wait two seasons a movie :).

  6. Gregg says:

    Derek Luke

  7. Michael B. Jordan or Gaius Charles? Or maybe Andra Fuller.

  8. Jay Pharoh is a good call.. If Eddie Murphy is going to be playing the Detroit Police Chief, the Beverly Hills Chief had better be… Judge Reinhold!

  9. Templar says:

    Kind of ridiculous, really. Axel didn’t have children in the BHC films, so no child of his would be old enough to be a cop now. Typical Hollywood snafu/fubar decision. As it is, Murphy is only 51 himself. Kind of young to be Chief in a city the size of Detroit. Laughable.

  10. Jon says:

    Mehcad Brooks

    • Delia says:

      Nooooo! I mean, yeah, he’d be perfect for the role, but he is KILLING IT on Necessary Roughness. TK is a big reason I tune in to that show.

  11. Karen says:

    YES! I like the Michael B Jordan ! He would be perfect. Great actor!

  12. Jo says:

    Does anyone know what time services will be held for Eddie’s career?

  13. TigerNightmare says:

    Any of the kids from The Wire.

  14. Michael says:

    I don’t care WHO they cast, as long as they are not related to Will Smith! HAHAHA

  15. april-ann says:

    I like Angus T. Jones and Paulie Litt, both are young but if they go older for the role then it would have to be a son Axel knew nothing about until later (but that’s believable). Maybe they should wait until Donald Glover is available.

  16. Tricia says:

    I feel like the right move would be to make it about his DAUGHTER instead of his son. TV likes female detectives and it would deepen the need to get away from having her father as her boss.

  17. Now, has anyone pointed out that Axel’s child would be, at best, 17?! He didn’t have children as of BVHC 3 and that was in 1994. I guess we’ve got some soap opera aging going on here….

    • Suzie says:

      See Templar above. And, you’re right, he wouldn’t have a child that old unless he was a much less ethical man than we were led to believe.

    • Dj says:

      They could easily say he didn’t find out about the kid until he was older.

      • Templar says:

        Then why would the kid be bothered by his father’s shadow? If Axel didn’t know about him, then presumably the son wouldn’t even have the same last name.

        • Jace says:

          Axel might have found out about the kid when he was 4-6 years old(right after no. 3, then once that happened, he would stay in his life. the years from then til now is easily enough to ‘cast a shadow’.

  18. candymaize says:

    In the unlikely event that Leverage doesn’t get renewed, my vote goes to Aldis Hodge.

  19. barlington says:

    Walt from lost!!! haha but yeah gius charles or Michael b jordan FNL alums would do well , i dont know how old he is but derek luke loved him in antwone fisher or bradon T jackson aweesome

  20. diane says:

    Aldis Hodge, IF Leverage does not get renewed.

  21. Bob Smith says:

    Donald Faison would be great but he is too old.

    Jermaine Crawford(The Wire) would be a good choice also

    Also would be great but currently on other shows Donald Glover (Community), Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Endings), and Lamorne Morris (New Girl)

  22. Frank says:

    I have a great idea… how about Hollywood coming up with something original

  23. H says:

    i think tristan wilds if they want the pretty boy look
    donald glover for a more comedic approach
    damon wayans junior would be v good too

  24. Rich says:

    Anthony Anderson

  25. Iyabo says:

    I would say Michael B Jordan he is an incredible comic side that was only sampled in Nickelodeons The Assistants…He is really funny as well as a serious dramatic actor. check it out

  26. Heidi says:

    Jay Pharoah!

  27. Ryan Lile says:

    Eddie said he wants Kevin Hart, and he kind of already unofficially accepted. But Aldis has years of fight training. So yes if Leverage got the axe, he’d get my vote!

  28. Adam says:

    Kevin Hart, why not? He a funny dude!

  29. Louise says:

    Tristan Wilds from 90210
    was the first person who came on my mind when i read this

  30. rikes says:

    All of these comments just goes to show there aren’t enough well known black actors in hollywood lol.

  31. Guys, the kid could very well be adopted.

  32. M! says:

    Wayne Brady !!!!!

  33. Donna says:

    I agree with the many here. I’d love love love to see Aldis Hodge in the role. (He can squeeze it in between his Leverage summer gig, right?) I loved this series of movies – glad to see it making this kind of crossover comeback!

  34. Shunda says:

    People! You are taking the age thing TOO literal!!!! It’s Hollywood! Twenty-somethings play teenagers all the time. Whose to say that he would be playing his actual age?!

  35. The Squatch says:

    I agree with a lot of people here that I think Donald Glover would be great in this… but if that means no more Community then forget it.

    Also, I think they should make Bronson Pinchot a regular on this. In the last movie he owned a “trendy weapon” shop or something like that, so he could be like Aaron Foley’s version of “Q”. hehe

  36. Neil says:

    Alphonso McAuley would be a good.

  37. Kute Kevin says:

    Anthony Mackie….

  38. Dee says:

    MIchael Ealy