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Damon Wayans Sr. to Star in Fox’s ‘Lethal Weapon’ Pilot

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Damon Wayans Sr. will star as Roger Murtaugh in Fox’s television reboot of “Lethal Weapon.”

With the “In Living Color” veteran in place, The Hollywood Reporter says the project has now been picked up to pilot.

Announced in October, the update of the classic buddy-cop action franchise starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover hails from Warner Bros. Television. Utilizing a premise similar to that of the 1987 film, the series centers on Martin Riggs, a former Texas cop and Navy SEAL who moves to Los Angeles for a fresh start following the loss of his wife and baby. There, he’s partnered with veteran LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh who, having recently suffered a minor heart attack, must avoid stress.

The role of Riggs, played in the films by Gibson, has yet to be cast.

The pilot is written by Matt Miller (“Chuck”), who will executive produce alongside Dan Lin.

Comments

  • Pendragon

    I still think that Damon Wayan’s role in “The Last Boyscout” was a solid performance. Looking forward to his take on this.

  • http://picklepuss57.tumblr.com/ Picklepuss Dill

    Wayans, the man who recently deemed Cosby’s accusers “un-rape-able” and called them money hustlers. Good to know the Lethal Weapon franchise will always employ awful people.

  • http://picklepuss57.tumblr.com/ Picklepuss Dill

    Wayans, the man who recently deemed Cosby’s accusers “un-rape-able” and called them money hustlers. Good to know the Lethal Weapon franchise will always employ awful people.

  • Hypestyles

    We’ll see what happens. I hope that they don’t just recreate the movie plots. The Murtaugh character needs his proper share of development this time. It can’t be all about Riggs.

  • Matt Stevens

    I believe the line he used was “how big is his penis that it gives you amnesia for 40 years?”. Yeah they guy is scum

  • http://vkattnyte.blogspot.com vk at nyte

    Tim Olyphant as Riggs. Nuff said.
    Or Josh Holloway.

  • butters911

    I was thinking the same thing. There’s no way Id watch something with this misogynist asshole.