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.