Brandon T. Jackson To Lead New Beverly Hills Cop

by on November 15, 2012

Stand-up comedian and actor Brandon T. Jackson (Roll Bounce, Percy Jackson, This Christmas) has been chosen to star in the Beverly Hills Cop TV adaptation according to Hollywood Reporter. It will hit the small screen in 2013 first as a TV movie. If it’s successful, a show will follow.

The series is a police crime procedural with comedic elements. Jackson plays Aaaron Foley, son to Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy’s character in the original Beverly Hills Cop). The TV version will follow Aaron in his escapades as a cop trying to escape from underneath his fathers shadow.

Eddie Murphy will appear in the TV movie and possibly continue his role should the show get picked up.

How do you feel about TV remakes? Do any successful ones come to mind?

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