The actress will play Leila, a Beverly Hills detective who becomes annoyed and frustrated with rookie Aaron Foley (Brandon T. Jackson), who keeps secrets and refuses to play by the rules. Leila comes from a wealthy family, but she turned down a life of privilege to go her own separate way. The series will follow Foley, who tries to eclipse his father's larger-than-life shadow, while taking down the elite criminals of Beverly Hills.
Kevin Pollak also stars as Beverly Hills Police Department attorney Rodney Daloof, and David Denman portrays Detective Brad Fullmer, who is described as a modern-day equivalent to Judge Reinhold's Billy Rosewood in the original Beverly Hills Cop movie. Eddie Murphy is reprising his role as Axel Foley in the pilot, and he will recur if the pilot gets ordered to series by CBS.
Shawn Ryan wrote the pilot script and will executive produce alongside Eddie Murphy and Marney Hochman. We reported earlier this month that Barry Sonnenfeld will direct the pilot episode. It isn't known when production will commence.
Sheila Vand had a small but important role in the Best Picture nominee Argo, where she played Sahar, the housekeeper to the Canadian ambassador.