Beverly Hills Cop TV Pilot Finds Its New Foley In Brandon T. Jackson

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Stand-up comedian Brandon T. Jackson has landed the plum role of Axel Foley’s son in the Beverly Hills Cop television pilot being developed for CBS by Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and the original BHC himself, Eddie Murphy.

As Aaron Foley, Jackson — whom our sister site Deadline says was suggested by Murphy for the lead — will play a transplanted Detroit police officer now fighting crime in tony Beverly Hills, all the while trying to escape the shadow of his infamous tailpipe-banana-ing dad. Murphy will guest-star in the pilot and possibly recur if CBS orders the pilot to series.

Jackson’s acting credits include the action-movie spoof Tropic Thunder (where he played Alpa Chino) and Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, while his most recent TV gig was a Season 1 episode of Raising Hope.



Comments (11)

  • Hopefully Billy Rosewood(Judge Reinhold) is the Captain or something…..I’m sure Taggart has long since retired.

    Comment by TheDude – November 13, 2012 06:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • that be cool.

      Comment by Michael Sacal – November 13, 2012 08:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Though people like to ignore its existence, Taggert has already retired prior to Beverly Hills Cop III.

      Comment by Will West – November 13, 2012 09:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • All I could think about when I saw Judge Reinhold’s name was….”My name is Judge!”

      Comment by gdv – November 14, 2012 10:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Brandon T Jackson is perfect casting. This looks promising now.

    Comment by Antonio – November 13, 2012 07:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Doo, dah, doot dootoot dat doot doo, dah, doot dadat doot doot doot doot doop boodoop badoop boop boo

    Comment by TigerNightmare – November 13, 2012 07:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Actually it’s… Doo doo da da da doo doo. doo doo da da da doo doo. Da da da, da doo da da doo doo.

      Comment by Anon – November 14, 2012 03:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I loved him in the first Percy Jackson film. Great actor.

    Comment by Amanda – November 13, 2012 10:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That movie was terrible!!!

      Comment by leah – November 14, 2012 07:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I loved Beverly Hills Cop, but it wasn’t all Eddie Murphy. Judge Reinhold and John Ashton were also necessary. Who’s playing their parts?

    Comment by Renee – November 14, 2012 07:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Good luck. He couldn’t remember his lines at all on Raising Hope and they had to cut around him.

    Comment by marty – November 14, 2012 09:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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