Could a ‘Lethal Weapon’ TV Series be Heading to Fox?

According to Variety, this afternoon Fox has given a pilot order to Lethal Weapon based on the film franchise with Damon Wayans set to play Roger Murtaugh (the role originally played by Danny Glover).

Fox’s Lethal Weapon will follow a Texas Cop and a former Navy Seal Martin Riggs (role has yet to be cast). Riggs moves to Los Angeles following the death of his wife and baby looking for a fresh start. There he gets paired up with Detective Murtaugh, who is need of a low-key partner following a recent heart attack. “Forever” creator Matt Miller will pen the television adaptation and executive produce. McG has signed on to direct the hour-long pilot.

2016 seems to be the year of films being adapted into television shows. So far networks (NBC, CBS, and Fox) have also green-lit adaptations of Taken, Cruel Intentions, The Exorcist, Nancy Drew, and Training Day.

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Dewey Singleton - Film Critic
Dewey Singleton - Film Critic
I'm a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and have been doing reviews for many years. My views on film are often heard in markets such as Atlanta, Houston, and satellite radio. My wife often tolerates my obsession for all things film related and two sons are at an age now where 'Trolls' is way cooler than dad. Follow me on twitter @mrsingleton.