Brand new US drama series, Lethal Weapon, based on the hit movie franchise of the same name, receives it’s UK premiere on Friday 3 March at 9.00pm on ITV.
The series follows Martin Riggs (Clayne Crawford) and Roger Murtaugh (Damon Wayans) as they combat crime in Los Angeles. Following the death of his wife and their unborn child, ex-Navy SEAL Riggs moves to California in search of a new start at the LAPD, where he is paired up with Murtaugh, who recently suffered a near-fatal heart attack.
After Captain Brooks Avery (Kevin Rahm) assigns the pair their first case, 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 has a wife, Trish (Keesha Sharp), teenagers Roger Jr (Dante Brown) and Riana (Chandler Kinney) as well as a newborn baby. Riggs’ life-on-the-edge attitude makes him a priority case for the department’s psychologist, Dr Maureen ‘Mo’ Cahill (Jordana Brewster). Rounding out the precinct is Scorsese (Johnathan Fernandez), a pathologist with the LAPD who got his nickname after a stint in film school, which no one will let him forget. By the time their first investigation ends, Riggs realises he may have found something worth living for – a partner and friend like Murtaugh.
Lethal Weapon premieres on Friday 3rd March 2017 from 9.00pm-10.00pm on ITV