Damon Wayans to Star in Lethal Weapon TV Pilot

FOX has ordered a pilot for the television adaption of Lethal Weapon.

Variety reports that Damon Wayans, Sr. will star as Roger Murtaugh—the role originally played by Danny Glover in the film and its sequels.

The show will follow Martin Riggs, originally played by Mel Gibson and yet to be cast for the television reboot, as he moves to Los Angeles after the death of his wife and child. A former Texas cop and Navy SEAL, Riggs is partnered with LAPD detective Murtaugh, who’s recently been instructed to “avoid any stress in his life” after suffering a heart attack.

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