Casting for the TV version of popular film franchise Beverly Hills Cop is gathering pace. According to The Hollywood Reporter, David Denman (The Office) will join the new show as a character called Brad Fullmer, “a strong, loyal and socially awkward detective and a good guy to have on your side”. It appears this character will be in the vein of the role played by Judge Reinhold (Vice Versa) in the film franchise.
The pilot from Shawn Ryan (The Shield) centres on Aaron (Brandon T. Jackson), the son of Axel Foley, who takes down the criminal elements of the rich and famous in Beverly Hills while working to escape his famous father’s shadow. Eddie Murphy (Tower Heist) is set to reprise his role as Axel Foley and will have a recurring role in the series if it gets picked up. Denman joins Kevin Pollak (Shark) who also recently signed on to the pilot as Rodney Daloof, the in-house lawyer for the Beverly Hills Police Department.
The series, which Ryan will co-write and executive produce, is said to be a continuation of the Beverly Hills Cop trilogy, which ran from 1984 to 1994.