Damon Wayans Lethal Weapon

Lethal Weapon Pilot Ordered at Fox, Damon Wayans Sr. to Star

Fox is moving forward with its Lethal Weapon adaptation, greenlighting a pilot and casting Damon Wayans Sr. as the co-lead.

The 1987 film starred Mel Gibson and Danny Glover as polar-opposite LAPD detectives Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh who become reluctant partners.

Wayans will follow in Glover’s footsteps by playing Det. Murtaugh, who, having recently suffered a “minor” heart attack, must avoid any stress in his life. Casting for the role of Riggs is underway.

The project represents a bit of a homecoming for Wayans, who produced and starred in the ’90s smash In Living Color. His last major network series was the ABC comedy My Wife and Kids, which ended in 2005.

Matt Miller, who created and executive-produced ABC’s Forever, penned the pilot script and serves as EP. McG is on board to direct.

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20 Comments
  1. Dave says:

    I believe you mean Danny Glover?

  2. Frankly, he should play Riggs .

  3. Daisy says:

    I’m looking forward to the show but Damon Wayans would not have been my first choice for Murtaugh. I’ll withhold judgement. For now.

  4. obriensg1 says:

    Mark Valley for Riggs!

  5. Mike says:

    I don’t know…ever since Terminator Salvation I’m very skeptical of anything directed by McG.
    All style and effects, pure commercialism, nothing of substance. Bet you 10$ this one doesn’t last as many episodes as CBS’ Rush Hour redo, and that’s not saying much.

  6. Me says:

    Am I the only one who wants his son to play opposit him?

  7. I guess Fox didn’t learn their lesson from Minority Report.

  8. Pat says:

    Hope it goes the way of Beverly Hills Cop. But heck, at least that had the same actors playing the same characters, not some stupid reboot BS.

  9. John Hibert says:

    This lethal weapon won’t work we want the stars Danny Glover and Mel Gibson.

  10. Ginnie Harris says:

    I love all 4 movies I cannot believe they are replacing Glover with Wayans and who could ever replace Gibson

  11. tdcast@email.com says:

    mcg tends to be better at tv like ‘chuck’ and ‘supernatual’ than movies.

  12. Mark says:

    I’m so tired of not caring about tv, it’s nice to find something to hate.