Eddie Murphy will pass the torch onto Tropic Thunder's Brandon T. Jackson, 28, in the new television series reboot of Beverly Hills Cop on CBS, which is set to debut in 2013.

Jackson will play the iegendary Detective Axel Foley's son, Aaron Foley, who will follow in his dear ol' dad's footsteps while still remaining in his shadow, reports Deadline. Murphy will also reprise his role as the wise-cracking Foley in the pilot episode, and possibly ongoing if the series is successful, though Jackson will be the lead in the show.

Murphy reportedly suggested Jackson for the role on the new Beverly Hills Cop, which is produced by The Shield's Shawn Ryan, after hearing his standup. Jackson has also had roles in The Day the Earth Stood Still, Fast & Furious, Lottery Ticket and Raising Hope.

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