Pilot Scoop: CBS' Beverly Hills Cop Recruits Christine Lahti as Captain

Beverly Hills Cop TV Pilot Cast -- Christine LahtiChristine Lahti has collared the pivotal captain role in CBS’ Beverly Hills Cop pilot, TVLine has learned.

The project, written by Shawn Ryan and directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, is being billed as a continuation of the big-screen franchise centering on Axel Foley’s police officer son Aaron (Brandon T. Jackson), who takes down the criminal elements of the rich and famous in Beverly Hills while trying to escape the shadow of his infamous tailpipe-banana-ing dad (Eddie Murphy, who will guest star in the pilot and possibly recur if CBS gives it a green light).

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Lahti’s TV credits include Chicago Hope, Jack & Bobby, Law & Order: SVU and, more recently, Hawaii Five-0.

The cast also includes Argo‘s Sheila Vand as a fellow detective.

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  1. Adikeo says:

    What happened to her story line as McGarrett’s Mom on Hawaii Five O?

    • DL says:

      I’m sure she’ll still appear. Especially since both shows are on CBS.

      Also, this casting definitely makes me more inclined to watch. Love her.

  2. TheDude says:

    Crap. Was hoping they’d make Billy Rosewood the Captain.

  3. Chris says:

    Ughhhhh. Why can’t she get better roles? She’s so good. She was phenomenal on Chicago Hope despite being on after the show had already fallen apart into another mediocre network medical drama. And she was great on SVU! Her character was great and the inner unit conflict with her brought something fresh that SVU could use oh, say, NOW. Shouldn’t have killed her off.

  4. Tran says:

    Don’t know if McGarrett’s mom is done on H5O after Season Three is over. :-(

  5. Ang says:

    Forget Billy, where’s Serge?

  6. WingsStef says:

    Sounds good!

  7. Zoe says:

    Soniaaaa! I’m so glad she’s getting work, I miss her on SVU.