‘Lethal Weapon’ TV Show in the Works at Fox

Adaptation of Mel Gibson-Danny Glover buddy comedy ordered as put pilot

Last Updated: October 2, 2015 @ 1:38 PM

“Lethal Weapon” could be the latest movie set to become a TV series, TheWrap has learned.

Fox has given a put pilot commitment to the project from Warner Bros. Television, which is a reboot of the 1980s buddy-copy franchise starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover.

The new series will also follow Martin Riggs, a Texas cop and former Navy SEAL who moves to Los Angeles to start anew. He subsequently gets partnered with LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh.

The new show will be written by “Forever” EP Matt Miller, who will executive produce via his Good Session banner. Lin Pictures’ Dan Lin Jennifer Gwartz will also act as EPs.

“Lethal Weapon 4” was the last to hit theaters when it grossed $285.4 million worldwide in 1998.

News broke back in 2011 that Warner Bros. was developing a reboot of the franchise without Gibson’s involvement.