Eddie Murphy would take part in series about son of Axel Foley
The high-profile continuation of the 29-year-old franchise was one of three pilots CBS ordered Tuesday. The others are the multi-camera sitcom "Friends With Better Lives," about a group of thirtysomethings friends, each of whom thinks his or her friends are better off, and the drama "Backstrom," from "Bones" creator Hart Hanson.
Murphy will appear at least in the pilot of "Beverly Hills Cop," written by Ryan, creator of "The Shield." Ryan will executive produce the Sony series with Marney Hochman. Brandon T. Jackson plays Foley's son, who is also a police officer who takes down criminals among the rich and famous.
"Backstrom," also from 20th Television, is written by Hanson, who executive produces along with Leif G.W. Persson and Niclas Salomonsson. Based on a Swedish book series by Persson, it follows "an overweight, offensive, irascible detective as he tries, and fails, to change his self-destructive behavior," according to CBS.