Brandon T. Jackson is Your New ‘Beverly Hills Cop’


Move aside, Eddie Murphy — there’s a new cop headed to America’s deadliest zipcode. Brandon T. Jackson just nabbed the titular role in CBS’ reboot of the Beverly Hills Cop film franchise, which already has a pilot production commitment. Murphy will exec produce along with The Shield/Last Resort creator Shawn Ryan, who is also penning the script.

Jackson, who you may know from Tropic Thunder, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, or a Tyler Perry movie, will play Murphy’s character — Axel’s — son, a blue collar cop who struggles with living under his father’s shadow. Of course, this means that Murphy will occasionally pop up, so that father and son can fight Beverly Hills’ top villains — Taylor Armstrong, Adrienne Maloof, Kyle Richards, Lisa Vanderpump‘s dog, and Khloe Kardashian-Odom — together. We can’t wait.

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Television Editor Shaunna Murphy was born and raised in the Philadelphia suburbs of New Jersey. Largely shunned by her peers, she struck up friendships with the likes of Buffy Summers and the X-Men in their stead. After graduating from NYU where she studied political journalism, she moved to Los Angeles when she realized that writing about reality TV is a much nobler pursuit. She now lives in New York, again, with her two cats — Arya Stark and Joffrey Baratheon.