Fox Orders a Lethal Weapon Pilot With Damon Wayans Sr. in a Bet That You’re Not Too Old for This Series

Murtaugh is back. Photo: Jim Spellman/Getty Images

Because no series is too worn out for a reboot, Fox has ordered an hour-long Lethal Weapon pilot. The pilot stars Damon Wayans Sr. as Roger Murtaugh, the role Danny Glover made famous in the films, while the role of former Texas cop and Navy SEAL Martin Riggs is yet to be cast (is Mel Gibson humble enough to do TV work now?). The series comes from Matt Miller, Dan Lin, Jennifer Gwartz, and McG (of Charlie's Angels). There were talks of a Lethal Weapon film reboot in lieu of a Lethal Weapon 5 as recently as 2011, but it seems that, in 2016, TV is king, and TV needs more cop shows. Fox has also ordered a pilot based on The Exorcist and has recently exhumed The X-Files, so, yes, reboot fever is alive and well on the network.