Lethal Weapon TV Series

Lethal Weapon Drama Series, Based on Mel Gibson Movies, in the Works at Fox

Another movie about total opposite police partners (see Rush Hour) is making its way to the small screen, courtesy of Warner Bros. TV.

Lethal Weapon — the 1987 film starring Danny Glover and Mel Gibson, which spawned three sequels — is being developed into an hourlong action series with a put pilot commitment at Fox, our sister site Deadline reports.

In the first Lethal Weapon movie, aging detective Roger Murtaugh (Glover) is partnered with a wild young narcotics officer named Martin Riggs (Gibson). Subsequent films in the franchise roped in an array of ’90s stars, including Rene Russo and Chris Rock.

Matt Miller, who created and executive-produced ABC’s Forever, will pen the script.

Your thoughts on a potential Lethal Weapon series? Drop ’em in a comment below.


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  1. Jennifer says:

    Seriously – WE NEED NEW TALENT AND IDEAS. Why are we redoing / remaking all the old movies and TV shows. I’m getting really sick of it.

    • johnhelvete says:

      It’s all on the networks and the shows they decide to make. There are probably plenty of interesting or original ideas for shows, the networks just decide to go with the safe, boring choices because they want to make the shows they THINK people want instead of making something of quality.

    • m3rcnate says:

      Want to know why it is happening? Death of network TV. We aren’t watching as much as we used to, we are giving up on crappy (their fault) pilots/new series. We are watching shows on Netflix (Daredevil, Narcos, House of Cards, etc) we are watching HBO (Dexter, Game of Thrones, etc) we are watching cable (Mr Robot, Justified, Sons of Anarchy, TWD, etc).

    • tvjunkie says:

      It’s all about the money. With declining viewership numbers the Networks are less likely to take risks on unknowns and more likely to invest in known quantities.

  2. I’m getting too old for this sh…

  3. As I’m all for cop shows and the like with opposites playing partners, I’m totally in for this one! I hope casting goes well! (ie: Gimme somethin’ pretty to look at, please… *laugh*)

  4. Jess says:

    i, for one, would love this show. I hope they get good leads that can play off each other. I have no problem with this film series being turned into a show. it’s one of my favorite movie series of all time. I just hope they can replicate the onscreen chemistry of these two.

  5. Et al. says:

    The runaway success of Minority Report has shown them that the public is hungry for film-to-series adaptations. Well done, Fox!

  6. BrightLight says:

    I have officially lost count now as to how many movies are being made into TV shows. Pretty sure FOX has at least three in the works.

  7. Ray says:

    Palm, meet forehead

  8. Mr. Tran K says:

    Wonder who’s going to play Leo Getz the role made famous by Joe Pesci.

  9. KayCeeCee says:

    I would prefer that they bring back “Almost Human” and make it lighter/funnier

  10. GraceM says:

    I think the TV industry is running out of ideas. Which is why they’re redoing old shows and old TV movies and making them into new TV shows.

  11. vicki says:

    They should not have cancelled Forever. I am still not over it.

  12. Imzadi says:

    What? No, without Gibson, Glover and Donner it’s just another cop show.

  13. grys03 says:

    Another reboot? Seriously? There may be a reason to redo some movies & TV series but others are iconic mainly because of the original stars: Lethal Weapon is one of these. Anyone remember the horrendous 1313 Mockingbird Lane? or the Get Smart movie? Or the Lost in Space movie (good enough movie but NOT a Lost in Space movie.

    Without Gibson, Glover & Pesci this will just another cop show.

  14. Marco says:

    ANOTHER? Why don’t we make TRN – Total Reboot Network, while we’re at it?

  15. Pat says:

    Hopefully it goes the way of that Beverly Hills Cop tv show, quickly.

  16. clem says:


  17. margaret says:

    “I’m too old for this s— ” has become an iconic, cultural line similar to M. Night Shyamlan’s “I see dead people”

  18. margaret says:

    Don’t try to remake these old movies. In today’s yes man Hollywood they have to come out really terrible. The pale of oppression has settled over Hollywood. All real talent is either driven out or hyped into distortion. Hollywood’s reality has warped into bizarre bitter unreal unfeeling nonsense. They want to rely on formulas and the formulas don’t work

  19. Jon says:

    God why??? There is no reason for this show.

  20. john says:

    wow hope it is as good as the movie

  21. lrdslvrhnd says:

    They already had a Lethal Weapon TV series… it was called LA Heat and aired weekdays on TNT for 2 seasons in the late ’90s
    (Seriously, Hollywood, ENOUGH WITH THE REMAKES. At least this will probably be somewhat more faithful than Fantasy Island without an island…)

  22. Sam says:

    It would be much better if it were a film series remade, instead of it turning into a TV series. Just saying.