‘Lethal Weapon’ TV Series Producer: There Is ‘Still Potential’ for a Fifth Film

TCA 2016: “But for now the focus is 100 percent on the TV series,” Dan Lin says

Lethal Weapon
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“Lethal Weapon” TV series producer Dan Lin gave fans a brief glimmer of hope for a possible fifth film in the iconic buddy cop franchise during the show’s panel at the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Monday.

“There is still potential for a ‘Lethal Weapon 5,’” Lin said. “The feature film unit [at Warner Bros.] was very gracious, because in [Matt Miller’s] take on the show, they let us extend the series, but there may be ‘Lethal Weapon 5’ in the future. But for now the focus is 100 percent on the TV series.”

The show is based on the movie franchise that starred Danny Glover as Murtaugh and Mel Gibson as Riggs.

Clayne Crawford will star as Riggs opposite Damon Wayans Sr., who is playing Murtaugh. Riggs is a former Navy SEAL and Texas cop who suffers the loss of his wife and baby. He tries to start anew by moving to Los Angeles and joining the LAPD, where he’s partnered with by-the-book cop Murtaugh.

Warner Bros. Television is producing “Lethal Weapon.” Matt Miller, McG, Dan Lin and Jennifer Gwartz will serve as executive producers. Miller wrote the pilot script which will be directed by McG. Jordana Brewster, Golden Brooks and Kevin Rahm have been previously announced as cast members.

“Lethal Weapon” will premiere on Fox on Sept. 21.