Eddie Murphy is reportedly in talks to produce a TV show based on his successful film franchise “Beverly Hills Cop,” although he would not star in the series.

Murphy says he’s collaborating with Sony Pictures Television and Shawn Ryan, creator of “The Shield” to bring his character Axel Foley to the small screen.

”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 told Rolling Stone. ”I’d do the pilot, show up here and there.”

Murphy feels the franchise will be better served as a TV project than as a sequel to the three films released between 1984 and 1994.

”None of the movie scripts were right; it was trying to force this premise,” he said. ”If you have to force something, you shouldn’t be doing it. It was always a rehash of the old thing. It was always wrong.”


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