Axel Foley may be coming back to the police force.
Vulture reports that Eddie Murphy and The Shield creator Shawn Ryan are spearheading an effort to adapt the classic 1984 comedy Beverly Hills Cop into a TV show.
With Murphy and Ryan as executive producers, the potential show is described as “a crime procedural with comedic elements” that would revolve mainly around Axel Foley’s son, adding a new twist to the Cop franchise. Murphy, who would not be a regular player on the show, described his initial idea in a November interview with Rolling Stone.
“What I’m trying to do with Beverly Hills Cop now is produce a TV show starring Axel Foley’s son, and Axel is the chief of police now in Detroit,” he said, before revealing that he would “do the pilot” and “show up here and there” in the series.
It is not clear whether the show premise has changed since November, but it has been confirmed that Murphy has agreed to an on-camera role.
The three-film Beverly Hills Cop franchise banked over $1.5 billion in international box office receipts and has received a total of two Academy Award nominations and two Golden Globe nominations.