Robert Duncan is composing the score for the pilot of the new CBS show Beverly Hills Cop. The project is a continuation of the film franchise and stars Brandon T. Jackson as the police officer son of Axel Foley, played by Eddie Murphy, who takes down the criminal elements of the rich and famous in Beverly Hills while working to escape his famous father’s shadow. Murphy is expected to recur if the project goes to series. Christine Lahti, David Denman, Kevin Pollak and Sheila Vand are co-starring. Shawn Ryan (The Shield) has written the pilot and is executive producing the Sony Pictures Television production with Murphy and Marney Hochman. Duncan has previously collaborated with Ryan on such shows as The Unit, Terriers, The Chicago Code and most recently, Last Resort. The first two Beverly Hills Cop movies were scored by Harold Faltermeyer whose main theme Axel F was a major chart hit in the 80s. CBS is expected to announce this May if the show will be picked up for next TV season.
Duncan is currently also scoring the fifth season of ABC’s Castle and has recently finished work on the network’s critically praised drama Last Resort.