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

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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.

Comments (9)

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

    Comment by Adikeo – February 25, 2013 11:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.

      Comment by DL – February 25, 2013 01:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Crap. Was hoping they’d make Billy Rosewood the Captain.

    Comment by TheDude – February 25, 2013 12:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Maybe Billy is higher up on the cop totem pole.

      Comment by WingsStef – February 25, 2013 05:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Chris – February 25, 2013 02:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Don’t know if McGarrett’s mom is done on H5O after Season Three is over. :-(

    Comment by Tran – February 25, 2013 02:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Forget Billy, where’s Serge?

    Comment by Ang – February 25, 2013 03:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sounds good!

    Comment by WingsStef – February 25, 2013 05:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Soniaaaa! I’m so glad she’s getting work, I miss her on SVU.

    Comment by Zoe – February 25, 2013 06:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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