By Shiryn G., EnStarz | Sep 04, 2012 04:46 PM EDT
CBS has decided to make the "Beverly Hills Cop" franchise into a television series and Eddie Murphy, a star from the original cast, will be in the show's pilot and have a reoccurring role if the series is picked up.
The movie trilogy will come to the small screen next fall if plans go through, the New York Daily News reported on Sept. 4. In the television show, Murphy's original Axel Foley character will be police chief of Detroit, while his son, Aaron, will be a Beverly Hills cop.
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Other stars cast have not been announced.
The publication also reported that, similar to the movie versions, "Beverly Hills Cop" with have both drama and comic elements to it, and each episode will uncover and solve another case.
The movie franchise began in 1984 and the script for the new TV adaptation will be written by Shawn Ryan, who is also behind ABC's new series "Last Resort."
Murphy will act as the show's executive producer, according to MTV. If his reoccurring role on the show goes forward, it will be the first time that the actor has a regular television starring role since he left "Saturday Night Live" in 1984.
A fourth "Beverly Hills Cops" film was in talks with producers and Murphy, however, they opted to go with a television series instead. In November 2011, Murphy revealed to Rolling Stones magazine his hopes of producing a TV show starring his "Cops" character.
The first "Beverly Hills Cop" movie was the highest grossing R-rated comedy if all time until "The Hangover" broke its record, according to the Examiner.
Since his "Saturday Night Live" days, Murphy has been in all types of movies such as animated family films like "Shrek" and its franchise, and comedies like "The Nutty Professor" and "Norbit." Following the first "Cops" movie, he is arguably most memorable for his starring role in "Coming to America," in 1988.
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