At the time it was announced, Murphy speculated that Axel Foley would be the chief of police in Detroit and would "show up here and there" in the pilot episode. Now, it has been confirmed that Murphy and his Beverly Hills Cop co-star Judge Reinhold will both make cameos in the TV show's pilot episode.
Reuters is reporting that Murphy will reprise his role as Axel Foley and Reinhold will again be playing Billy Rosewood, who "has scored a big promotion from his old job." Brandon T. Jackson, who played Alpa Chino in the 2008 movie Tropic Thunder, will be playing Foley's son. The pilot is being filmed for CBS.