Marking this out as a “true sequel” and not just a do-over, Eddie Murphy is to reprise the role of Foley “in the pilot and possibly a few special episodes throughout the first season.” Apparently Axel Foley will now be the chief of police in Detroit.
Vulture are following up on a Rolling Stone report from last year, bringing the new news that Shawn Ryan, creator of The Shield, is taking control of the show and has just now started visiting the networks, pitching the project.
According to their report, the show is to be:
an hour-long crime procedural with strong comedic elements.
This suggests something closer to the first film than the second (action mess) and third (pranky, loop, goofy). Of the three paths, that’s the one I’d be happiest about.
The lead role of Foley Jr. is a potentially very good one. Could be a real break out role.
I see that the entire collection of Ryan’s show The Shield is just $77.99, down from almost $160. Should I give it a go? I’ve never seen more than ten minutes. It certainly didn’t seem very Bevery Hill Cops-y, which I’m not saying is necessarily a bad thing, and which also makes Ryan’s appointment to the new show even more interesting to me.
Now… what’s this about Murphy making a few special appearances in the first season. Is this code for “they’re going to kill him off in the finale” do you think?
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