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Tropic Thunder's Brandon T. Jackson will be the son of Axel Foley for Beverly Hills Cop TV show

Nov. 13, 2012by: Niki Stephens

Remember that television adaptation/reboot of BEVERLY HILLS COP? Well, they finally found the guy to play Axel Foley's son, Aaron.

I can't say I told you so, but I knew that they would choose Brandon T. Jackson.

The show focuses on Aaron, "a blue-collar police officer, the younger Foley works to take down the criminal elements of the rich and famous, while trying to escape from under his father's long shadow." Foley himself, Eddie Murphy will pop up in the pilot and throughout the show's run on occasion. Depending on how long the show actually runs.

Creator of THE SHIELD, Shawn Ryan will produce with Marney Hochman and Murphy. Ryan will write the pilot episode serve as showrunner.

Jackson who we should all know by his rapper name in TROPIC THUNDER, Alpa Chino was in other movies like ROLL BOUNCE, PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS, as well as BIG MOMMAS: LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON, but I don't give a two craps about those. So how did I guess that Jackson would get it? Because his role in TROPIC THUNDER makes me think of a younger Murphy, plus I have psychic powers or something.

Not sure when the show will debut, but when it does it will be on CBS.

Source: The Wrap

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10:25PM on 11/13/2012
I'm pretty sure this series will fail.
I'm pretty sure this series will fail.
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10:30PM on 11/13/2012
don't see this working without Eddie Murphy. guess we'll see.
don't see this working without Eddie Murphy. guess we'll see.
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10:37PM on 11/13/2012
So, um, why are television series adaptations of films suddenly all the rage now?
So, um, why are television series adaptations of films suddenly all the rage now?
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11:32PM on 11/13/2012
Don't like the sound of this so far. It might have been a good move if Eddie Murphy was involved more (could have been an interesting move to try and revive his career) and it wasn't on CBS. But because it is CBS, it'll probably just be another boring cop procedural (because you know, CBS doesn't have enough of those).
Don't like the sound of this so far. It might have been a good move if Eddie Murphy was involved more (could have been an interesting move to try and revive his career) and it wasn't on CBS. But because it is CBS, it'll probably just be another boring cop procedural (because you know, CBS doesn't have enough of those).
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10:40AM on 11/14/2012

why isn't this a movie instead?

you know what would be funny? if axel foley's son was the anit-axel foley. he's a straight laced by-the-book type of rookie cop and he thrust into a case where he has to work with his estranged father.

extra tidbit: so when can we expect "Four Friday's From Now" where Brandon T Jackson plays Chris Tucker's son "lil smoke". then followed by something where he's Chris Rock's son.
you know what would be funny? if axel foley's son was the anit-axel foley. he's a straight laced by-the-book type of rookie cop and he thrust into a case where he has to work with his estranged father.

extra tidbit: so when can we expect "Four Friday's From Now" where Brandon T Jackson plays Chris Tucker's son "lil smoke". then followed by something where he's Chris Rock's son.
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1:37PM on 11/14/2012
So this guy's basically going to be acting as much like Axel Foley as possible. If he can pull it off then there's scope for a fun series here - unconventional, smart mouthed cop taking down slick scumbags in Beverley Hills. Let's hope his boss in Detroit has a serious case of potty mouth too. If they stick to the films' basic setup, they could have a decent show here.
So this guy's basically going to be acting as much like Axel Foley as possible. If he can pull it off then there's scope for a fun series here - unconventional, smart mouthed cop taking down slick scumbags in Beverley Hills. Let's hope his boss in Detroit has a serious case of potty mouth too. If they stick to the films' basic setup, they could have a decent show here.
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