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 19th May.
What can I expect from the episode?
The toshy, sentimental side of Lethal Weapon comes to the fore tonight. First, there’s square cop Murtaugh (the cornily reliable Damon Wayans), whose heart problems appear to be making a comeback, meaning he needs to steer clear of excitement – shootouts, car chases, that sort of thing.
Then there’s his lawyer wife Trish, who does a nice line in smiling charm that has a serrated edge of don’t-cross-me. But the cops do cross her, when they bring in one of her protégés.
Then there’s Riggs (Clayne Crawford), the beating heart of the series: a death-wish shambles who can’t get over the loss of his wife. What if he somehow lost his wedding ring?
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.