A TV series reboot of the buddy cop movie franchise Lethal Weapon is currently in the works at Fox, which beat out NBC for this hot property. The TV division of Warner Bros., the same studio that produced the original feature films, will produce the series.
Starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover, the movies were enormously popular during the 1980s and 90s. Like them, the TV adaptation will follow Martin Riggs, a Texas cop and former Navy SEAL, who, after losing his wife and baby, starts a new life in Los Angeles. He is partnered with LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh, who, following a "minor" heart attack, must avoid stress.
Matt Miller, best known for the action comedy TV series Chuck, will write the show and executive produce the series via his WBTV-based Good Session banner. Dan Lin (The Lego Movie; Sherlock Holmes) and Jennifer Gwartz (Veronica Mars) will executive produce alongside Miller. The trio previously collaborated on last year's short-lived ABC sci-fi drama Forever.
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