Why, yes it is — and he’s got his son with him.
Shawn Ryan (Terriers, The Shield), the executive producer of the Beverly Hills Cop pilot being developed for CBS, shared on Twitter the other day a photo from the set, of series star Brandon T. Jackson with his TV pop Eddie Murphy.
As Aaron Foley, Jackson (Tropic Thunder) plays 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, in addition to being an EP on the project, will guest-star in the pilot and possibly recur if CBS orders it to series in mid-May.
The BHC cast also features Christine Lahti (Chicago Hope) as the Beverly Hills police captain, Kevin Pollak (A Few Good Men) as the BHPD’s risk-averse in-house lawyer, and David Denman (The Office) and Sheila Vand (Argo) as police detective partners. Judge Reinhold is set to put in a cameo as Billy Rosewood.
What are your expectations for this small-screen follow-up to the film franchise? Is your ’80s self, like mine, a bit giddy?