Eddie Murphy is planning a return to the Beverly Hills beat as part of a new TV spin-off of one of his most famous films.
The funnyman will produce and appear in the pilot for the Beverly Hills Cop revamp.
According to reports, Murphy has teamed up with The Shield director Shawn Ryan to develop the project, and the pair is offering the concept to leading U.S. network executives.
Murphy shot to top of the global box office as cocky detective Axel Foley in the 1984 comedy and he returned for sequels in 1987 and 1994.
Last year, he told Rolling Stone magazine about his plans for the franchise, revealing, "What I'm trying to do with Beverly Hills Cop now is produce a TV show starring Axel Foley's son, and Axel is the chief of police now in Detroit. I'd do the pilot, show up here and there."
PHOTOS: Eddie Murphy through the years...
"Tower Heist" World Premiere
Eddie Murphy attends the world premiere of 'Tower Heist' at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City.
The First Annual Comedy Awards
Eddie Murphy speaks onstage at the First Annual Comedy Awards at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.
Dark & Lovely
Eddie Murphy attends the Dark and Lovely annoucement of Bria Murphy as the new global brand ambassador.
"A Cinematic Celebration of Jerry Bruckheimer"
Actor Eddie Murphy speaks before the screening of 'Beverly Hills Cop' during AFI & Walt Disney Pictures' 'A Cinematic Celebration of Jerry Bruckheimer'
Catching A Ball Game
Eddie Murphy and producer Jeffrey Katzenberg pose during a Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2010 NBA Playoffs between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Premiere: "Shrek Forever After"
Eddie Murphy attends the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival opening night premiere of 'Shrek Forever After' at the Ziegfeld Theatre.
Glover and Murphy
Actors Danny Glover and Eddie Murphy arrive at Sony Pictures Releasing's 'Death At A Funeral' premiere.
An Eddy Murphy Wax Figure
An Eddy Murphy wax figure is seen at Madame Tussauds in Hollywood, California.
Premiere: "Imagine That"
Actors Eddie Murphy and Yara Shahidi pose at the premiere of Paramount Pictures & Nickelodeon's 'Imagine That' at Paramount Studios.
Awarding Jerry Lewis
Actor Jerry Lewis receives an honorary trophy from Eddie Murphy at the 81st Academy Awards.
Twentieth Century Fox "Meet Dave"
Overview of the 'Meet Dave' 15-Foot replica of Eddie Murphy's Head at Military Island in Times Square
Watching the Champions
Eddie Murphy sits with Sylvester Stallone and Steven Spieberg at Game 3 of the 2008 NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers.
Nickelodeon's 2008 Kids' Choice Awards
Eddie Murphy accepts the Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie award during Nickelodeon's 2008 Kids' Choice Awards held at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion.
Premiere of Lionsgate's "Good Luck Chuck"
Producer Tracey Edmonds poses with actor Eddie Murphy at the afterparty for the premiere of Lionsgate's 'Good Luck Chuck' at the Napa Valley Grille.
Premiere of The Weinstein Co.'s "Who's Your Caddy"
Eddie Murphy arrives at the premiere of The Weinstein Co.'s 'Who's Your Caddy' at the Arclight Theater in Los Angeles.