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

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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?



Comments (63)

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

    Comment by M – August 29, 2012 09:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Donald Glover’s only too busy for this if Community gets picked up for next year, which (very sadly) no one is expecting. This is pitch season, it’s not like they’ll shoot a pilot before next February.

      Aldis Hodge is also a great fit.

      Comment by Rowan77 – August 29, 2012 09:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I wouldn’t want anything to mess up Leverage so I suggest Edwin, his brother. He’s a good actor also.

        Comment by tp – August 29, 2012 10:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • what about Randy Jackson, since he won’t be on AI, fox can use him here.

          Comment by skillman – September 4, 2012 01:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I love the suggestion of Aldis!!
        Given Leverage’s short seasons, seems a very doable thing to fit Cop schedules into Aldis’s longer hiatus.

        Aldis! Aldis! Aldis! Aldis! Aldis!

        Comment by megalion – September 2, 2012 11:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • My first thought was Aldis Hodge.

        Comment by Snsetblaze – September 4, 2012 11:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I guess u were not not the first to mention Donald Glover. Lol

      Comment by lisa – August 29, 2012 10:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ashton Kutcher

    Comment by chris – August 29, 2012 09:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If Aldis Hodge weren’t on Leverage, I would say, well, Aldis Hodge.

    Comment by DL – August 29, 2012 09:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I say Aldis Hodge anyhow as Leverage has lots of time between seasons.

    Comment by Ethel – August 29, 2012 09:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • They should hold off for Community to end and then cast Donald Glover. They have to wait two seasons a movie :).

    Comment by Josh – August 29, 2012 09:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Derek Luke

    Comment by Gregg – August 29, 2012 09:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Michael B. Jordan or Gaius Charles? Or maybe Andra Fuller.

    Comment by josephrileyland – August 29, 2012 09:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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!

    Comment by Big John Little – August 29, 2012 09:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Templar – August 29, 2012 09:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Go search the current Detroit Chief of Police, who has lost half the force since 2006. Looks pretty young for your criteria.

      Comment by Chris Schiffmann (@Cshifty) – August 29, 2012 09:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • No kids that you — and indeed, perhaps even HE — knew of. C’mon, that’s easily looped around. And 51 is definitely old enough to have a kid that’s at LEAST in his mid-20s.

      Comment by Julio – August 29, 2012 09:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Way to profile a black bachelor. Nice.

        Comment by Suzie – August 29, 2012 10:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Fathering unknown children isn’t limited to black bachelors, on TV or otherwise. Way to profile, there.

          Comment by Macklin – August 29, 2012 10:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • What’s wrong with you? This post said absolutely nothing about race. You are the one that brought that into it. Moron.

          Comment by Agreed – August 30, 2012 01:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Definitely old enough! My mum is 50, my dad is 48, my brother is 30 and I’m 26! So 51 is way old enough, plus a little thing called poetic license – just because he is 51 in real life doesn’t mean he can’t be older in the show!

        Comment by katy917 – September 4, 2012 12:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I know!! Right?? Because TV is so real!!

      Comment by Big K – August 30, 2012 11:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Mehcad Brooks

    Comment by Jon – August 29, 2012 09:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.

      Comment by Delia – September 5, 2012 11:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YES! I like the Michael B Jordan ! He would be perfect. Great actor!

    Comment by Karen – August 29, 2012 10:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Does anyone know what time services will be held for Eddie’s career?

    Comment by Jo – August 29, 2012 10:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You missed them years ago.

      Comment by Suzie – August 29, 2012 10:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Any of the kids from The Wire.

    Comment by TigerNightmare – August 29, 2012 10:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t care WHO they cast, as long as they are not related to Will Smith! HAHAHA

    Comment by Michael – August 29, 2012 10:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by april-ann – August 29, 2012 10:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Tricia – August 29, 2012 10:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • LOVE the idea of it being a daughter vs a son!!!!

      Comment by Shunda – September 4, 2012 03:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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….

    Comment by Christy Weiss – August 29, 2012 11:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.

      Comment by Suzie – August 29, 2012 01:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • They could easily say he didn’t find out about the kid until he was older.

      Comment by Dj – August 29, 2012 07:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • 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.

        Comment by Templar – September 4, 2012 11:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • 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’.

          Comment by Jace – September 4, 2012 02:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • In the unlikely event that Leverage doesn’t get renewed, my vote goes to Aldis Hodge.

    Comment by candymaize – August 29, 2012 12:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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

    Comment by barlington – August 29, 2012 01:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree with Michael b jordan He is hilarious

      Comment by Iyabo – August 30, 2012 05:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Aldis Hodge, IF Leverage does not get renewed.

    Comment by diane – August 29, 2012 01:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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)

    Comment by Bob Smith – August 29, 2012 01:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I have a great idea… how about Hollywood coming up with something original

    Comment by Frank – August 29, 2012 07:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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

    Comment by H – August 30, 2012 03:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Anthony Anderson

    Comment by Rich – August 30, 2012 03:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Even if he wasn’t freaking 42, he would be the worst possible choice for any role.

      Comment by TigerNightmare – August 30, 2012 05:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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

    Comment by Iyabo – August 30, 2012 05:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jay Pharoah!

    Comment by Heidi – August 30, 2012 06:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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!

    Comment by Ryan Lile – August 31, 2012 07:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Kevin Hart, why not? He a funny dude!

    Comment by Adam – September 4, 2012 12:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Tristan Wilds from 90210
    was the first person who came on my mind when i read this

    Comment by Louise – September 4, 2012 12:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • All of these comments just goes to show there aren’t enough well known black actors in hollywood lol.

    Comment by rikes – September 4, 2012 12:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Guys, the kid could very well be adopted.

    Comment by Michael Sacal – September 4, 2012 01:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Thank you; that people are getting hung up on this issue… well, it bemuses me.

      Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich – September 4, 2012 02:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wayne Brady !!!!!

    Comment by M! – September 4, 2012 02:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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!

    Comment by Donna – September 4, 2012 02:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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?!

    Comment by Shunda – September 4, 2012 03:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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

    Comment by The Squatch – September 4, 2012 06:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Alphonso McAuley would be a good.

    Comment by Neil – September 4, 2012 10:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Anthony Mackie….

    Comment by Kute Kevin – September 5, 2012 05:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • MIchael Ealy

    Comment by Dee – September 5, 2012 02:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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