Eddie Murphy to reprise role as Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop TV series

Updated: Jan 24, 2013, 17:06 PM IST

London: Eddie Murphy is set to reprise his Beverly Hills Cop film character Axel Foley - this time for a TV series.

The 51-year-old actor, who’s role as smart talking Foley made him a household name, will play the dad of a young cop in the series being made for CBS TV, the Daily Mail reported.

The TV series will feature Foley’s son called Aaron who is played by actor Brandon T Jackson.

Murphy is said to be in terrible need of a hit after his most recent Hollywood films flopped at the box office.