Fox ordered a TV project based on the “Lethal Weapon” feature franchise, and has actor Damon Wayans Sr. lined up to play Roger Murtaugh, who was played by Danny Glover in the four “Lethal Weapon” movies.
Variety reports that the project received a formal pilot order from Fox.
“Fox’s ‘Lethal Weapon’ will follow a Texas cop and former Navy SEAL Martin Riggs (yet to be cast) who suffers the loss of his wife and baby and moves to Los Angeles to start anew,” Variety reports. “There, he gets partnered with LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh (Wayans Sr.), who, having recently suffered a ‘minor’ heart attack, must avoid any stress in his life.”
The original 1987 movie and its three sequels featured “buddy cop” story lines pairing Glover’s Murtaugh with Mel Gibson as Martin Riggs.