“In a competitive situation, Fox has handed out a hefty put-pilot commitment to a TV reboot” of one of the most popular film series in movie history, Lesley Goldberg of The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed blog wrote last Friday afternoon.
It’s the cop-buddy “Lethal Weapon” series, which, on the silver screen, starred Mel Gibson and Danny Glover in four feature films between 1987 and 1998.
Warner Bros. produced the movies, and it’s that studio’s TV unit that will produce the show for Fox.
Writes Goldberg, “Fox’s take will be written by Matt Miller (‘Forever,’ ‘Chuck’), who will executive produce via his WBTV-based Good Session banner. Lin Pictures’ Dan Lin (‘The Lego Movie,’ ‘Sherlock Holmes’) and television topper Jennifer Gwartz are set to exec produce. ‘Lethal Weapon’ reunites Miller with ‘Lin,’ who teamed for last year’s ABC drama ‘Forever,’ which was canceled after one season.”