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.