Damon Wayans to Star In Fox’s ‘Lethal Weapon’ Pilot

(Jim Spellman/WireImage)
(Jim Spellman/WireImage)

Fox is pulling the trigger on a pilot order for a Lethal Weapon TV series – plus has filled one of the project’s two starring roles.

Damon Wayans Sr. (Rodney, In Living Color) has been cast as Roger Murtaugh, one half of the Los Angeles cop duo in the small-screen version of the hit movie franchise.

Here’s the pitch for the series: “When Texas cop and former Navy SEAL Martin Riggs (not yet cast) suffers the loss of his wife and baby, he moves to Los Angeles to start anew. There, he gets partnered with LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh (Wayans), who, having recently suffered a ‘minor’ heart attack, must avoid any stress in his life.”

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SOURCE: EW – James Hibberd