Fox’s Lethal Weapon reboot will receive its UK premiere on ITV on Friday March 3rd at 9pm, it has been announced.
Based on the film series of the same name, Lethal Weapon follows classic cop duo Riggs and Murtaugh, who are working a crime-ridden beat in modern-day Los Angeles. Grief-stricken after the loss of his young wife and unborn child, ex-Navy SEAL-turned-detective Martin Riggs (Clayne Crawford,) moves to California to “start over” at the LAPD. He’s paired up with Roger Murtaugh (Damon Wayans), who’s just coming back to the job after a near-fatal heart attack. Riggs’ penchant for diving headfirst into the line of fire immediately clashes with Murtaugh’s prudent, by-the-book technique. One has everything to live for, the other has nothing to lose.
When Captain Brooks Avery (Kevin Rahm) assigns them their first case together, Riggs drags Murtaugh into a high-speed chase culminating inside the Long Beach Grand Prix and a seaport shootout with drug dealers – and despite his protests, the older cop feels more alive than he has in years. Meanwhile, Riggs gets a glimpse of why Murtaugh is so determined to get home safely at the end of each day – he’s got a wife, Trish (Keesha Sharp), teenagers Roger , Jr. (Dante Brown,) and Riana (Chandler Kinney) and a newborn baby. By the time their first investigation ends, Riggs realizes he may have found something worth living for – a partner and friend, Murtaugh. And even Murtaugh figures this arrangement might just work out after all. If only Riggs doesn’t get them killed first…
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.