Lethal Weapon TV Series

Lethal Weapon on Fox: Clayne Crawford Cast as Martin Riggs in Reboot

Clayne Crawford will channel a circa-80s Mel Gibson in Fox’s in-the-works Lethal Weapon reboot, TVLine has confirmed.

The Rectify actor has been cast as Martin Riggs opposite Damon Wayans, Sr.’s Roger Murtaugh in the pilot, which is based on the 1987 film starring Gibson and Danny Glover as polar-opposite LAPD detectives who become reluctant partners. Crawford’s Riggs is described as a former Navy SEAL and Texas cop who suffers the loss of his wife and baby and tries to start anew by moving to Los Angeles and working for the LAPD, where he is partnered with Murtaugh.

The cast also includes Dallas‘ Jordana Brewster, Hart of Dixie‘s Golden Brooks and Desperate Housewives‘ Kevin Rahm.

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

Crawford’s TV credits also include Rogue, 24, NCIS: Los Angeles and Graceland. He recently landed a recurring role in David E. Kelley’s untitled legal drama for Amazon.

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  1. Personally, i think this is gonna crash and burn!

  2. wrstlgirl says:


  3. nhogan47 says:

    Love Clayne Crawford! He’s great on Rectify!

  4. That link about the Amazon pilot is broken.

  5. Jason says:

    I’m sorry but I feel like Martin Riggs is a character that can’t really be played by anyone else. Atleast not in a meaningful way. Mel Gibson IS Riggs. No one else can come close to his manic, tortured and physically exhausting performance.

  6. LABete says:

    Clayne Crawford is really good on Rectify, but he will have to overcome the “creep” type he has played on that show and every other show I have watched in the past few years where he has turned up. I just can’t see him as the hero of a show, but I hope he proves me wrong.

  7. Lyn says:

    He has a disconcerting philtrum.

  8. sorry but he looks more like a villain than hero
    i’m gonna pass