Brandon T Jackson to Play Aaron Foley

Comedian Brandon T. Jackson Picked for Lead Role in Television Version of Beverly Hills Cop

Back in September we learned that Eddie Murphy was bringing Beverly Hills Cop to the small screen.  The CBS pilot will take place after the three movies where the character Axel Foley, who Murphy made famous, is still alive and well.  The show will dive into the life of Axel’s son, Aaron Foley, who is a lower ranking officer trying to live up to his father’s legend.

As the deal for the show gets solidified we learn that Murphy will be Axel in the pilot and might possibly continue on for the rest of the show.  The big news is that the main character, Axel Foley’s son has been cast.  Brandon T. Jackson is slated to play the lead.

Jackson is a comedian who started off with small parts in movies such as “Ali” and “8 Mile” and had what some call his breakout performance in the movie “Tropic Thunder”.

Murphy will be teaming up with Shawn Ryan (creator of The Shield), to executive produce the project.

This actually has potential.  CBS has done very well with crime dramas (Blue Blood, Hawaii 50).  I think the Beverly Hills Cop franchise is great and you can’t go wrong with Shawn Ryan, if all the pieces fall together CBS could have a winner.

Eddie Murphy’s Net Worth: $75 Million
Brandon T Jackson’s Net Worth: $4 Million