Christine Lahti's Hawaii Five-0 days may be numbered: The actress has joined the cast of CBS' Beverly Hills Cop pilot, TVGuide.com has learned.
In the pilot, a sequel to the movie franchise, Axel Foley's (Eddie Murphy) police officer son Aaron (Brandon T. Jackson) patrols the rich and famous of Beverly Hills. Lahti will play Helen, the captain of the Beverly Hills Police Department who is respected by her detectives, though she worries Aaron's penchant for being a renegade will one day embarrass her.
The Shield's Shawn Ryan will write and executive-produce the project with Murphy. As previously announced, Kevin Pollak and David Denman will also star.
While it seems plausible that Lahti, whose other credits include Chicago Hope, SVU and Jack & Bobby, could appear on both CBS shows should Beverly Hills Cop be picked up, Ryan may have let slip that her Hawaii Five-0 character Doris McGarett won't survive the season. "One downside of casting a pilot: learning an actress who's supposed to be on a show you watch is getting killed off because now she's avail," Ryan tweeted last week.
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