The eighties buddy cop genre is making a huge comeback this year but not the way you know it.
The legendary Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh will be returning to duty to the small screen and more significantly, with a brand new cast playing the titular duo in Lethal Weapon.
Damon Wayans Sr. has stepped up to the iconic role of straight cop and family man, Murtaugh, whilst Clayne Crawford will play the off-the-leash Riggs to form an unlikely partnership in the LAPD.
The idea seems a bit dry at first but upon viewing the trailer it actually doesn’t look too bad. Given that this will be a series rather than a film, more attention to detail has been given to the drama aspect of the show to help balance out the blazing guns, comedy and explosions fans have grown to love.
Fast & Furious‘ Jordana Brewster also joins the cast to add an extra dimension. Would Mel Gibson and Danny Glover be proud? Only time will tell.
Lethal Weapon will premiere in the US between 2016-17.