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.