Veteran TV actress Christine Lahti is joining the Beverly Hills PD.
Lahti has signed onto a series regular role on CBS’ small-screen take on the Beverly Hills Cop film franchise. She’ll play the BHPD’s police captain. The actress is best known from her long-running role on CBS’ Chicago Hope and in more recent years has had arcs on CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 and NBC’s Law & Order: SVU.
Beverly Hills Cop is a one-hour drama from Last Resort and The Shield writer Shawn Ryan and is billed as a continuation of the movie franchise, centered around Axel Foley’s police officer son (Brandon T. Jackson), who takes down the criminal elements of the rich and famous in Beverly Hills. Eddie Murphy as Axel is expected to make occasional appearances in the show.