Lethal Weapon Season 2

Lethal Weapon Season 2: Riggs' Dad to Be Played by CSI: Miami Vet Rex Linn

Lethal Weapon viewers will get some insight into what makes Martin Riggs tick when CSI: Miami vet Rex Linn plays the off-kilter cop’s father in Season 2.

Appearing across multiple episodes in Texas flashbacks alongside a tweenage Martin, the father/son relationship will inform Riggs’ current-day issues, which are not going to be entirely resolved by the resolution of his wife’s death.

Lethal Weapon showrunner Matt Miller tells TVLine that John Lithgow, with whom he worked on Season 1 of NBC’s Trial & Error, “personally called me and said, ‘If you don’t hire Rex Linn, you’re crazy!'” (The actors had worked together on the 1993 thriller Cliffhanger.) “He is wonderful,” Miller says of Linn’s performance.

In addition to his run as CSI: Miami‘s Frank Tripp, Linn’s previous TV credits include JAG, Nashville, Better Call Saul and CBS’ upcoming Young Sheldon prequel spinoff (where he plays a school principal).

Fox’s Lethal Weapon returns on Sept. 26, now airing Tuesdays at 8/7c.

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  1. jesseygrrl says:

    I’m gonna need Danny Glover to play Murtaugh’s father.

  2. Big Cheddar says:

    Great casting!

  3. JW says:

    I am lovin this show…

  4. Em says:

    Great show can’t wait to see Riggs’s father shows up

  5. lynette hodge says:

    I loved the film and i loved series 1 cant wait to see series 2

  6. I hope the “who killed Riggs’ wife” subplot will end soon. It is getting boring. This story arc should have ended in the 1st season.

    • DeeDee says:

      Um, I’m pretty sure they did resolve that subplot in the first season. It was the drug cartel guy Flores that ordered the hit on Miranda because her dad, Ronnie, wouldn’t cut a deal for Flores to make the drug charges go away. Ronnie selfishly didn’t warn Miranda or Riggs and that henchman dude, Lyon, killed her. So the only questions that remain from this subplot are 1) what’s Riggs going to do about it? Both him and Murtaugh were headed to Mexico in the last episode and 2) will Riggs finally heal enough to get past the suicidal tendencies (that will probably never go away, especially if it serves the plot).

  7. The actor that plays Riggs is HOT!