Eddie Murphy Pitching 'Beverly Hills Cop' as TV Series Deadline
A television series based on the hit film "Beverly Hills Cop" is being pitched by star Eddie Murphy and "The Shield" creator Shawn Ryan, with the pair taking the idea to the top broadcasters, reports Deadline.com.
It's likely that all four networks hearing the pitch -- ABC, Fox, NBC and CBS -- will "make a play for the project," the story says.
The project is a sequel to the movie franchise, with the son of Axel Foley (Murphy) moving to Beverly Hills to get away from his dad. Murphy is slated to reprise his role in recurring guest spots, the story says.
Sony Pictures TV is producing, as Ryan has an overall deal there.