The Lethal Weapon cops are back! But not in the form of Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. The new Fox TV comedy-drama series instead follows a rebooted version of LAPD duo Riggs and Murtaugh. Here’s all you need to know about the series now being broadcast on ITV1…

What time is Lethal Weapon on TV tonight?

The next episode is on ITV1 9pm Friday 21st April.

What can I expect from the episode?

Clayne Crawford does more than enough as trailer-dwelling dropout-cum-cop Martin Riggs to make us forget Mel Gibson in the original films. Here he makes a decent crack at that US cop-show staple – befriending a child witness. 

Remember how Horatio Caine used to do this in every third episode of CSI: Miami – crouching on his haunches in front of his little buddy, removing his sunglasses and promising that nothing bad would happen? 

Riggs is a touch more convincing at the taking-under-the-wing thing, as a boy who witnessed a casino heist gets a dose of Riggs-style parenting via tactical use of cheese puffs, Creedence Clearwater Revival and being called “little man” a lot.

Who’s in the cast?

Clayne Crawford takes on the Mel Gibson role of Martin Riggs, a Navy SEAL-turned-police officer from El Paso, Texas. And Damon Wayans is Danny Glover's senior detective Roger Murtaugh. 

How do the cast members feel about rebooting the classic franchise?

A brilliantly precisely question there. And – would you believe it – one we’ve got an answer for. Turns out Crawford felt very uneasy about bringing the budding cops back to screen. He told Radio Times: "I felt it was disrespectful to try and capture lightning in a bottle twice – that movie was so special, you couldn’t duplicate it”. You can see our full interview here.