ITV acquires Lethal Weapon series
July 4, 2016
ITV has acquired the rights to the TV adaptation of Lethal Weapon. The reboot of the classic buddy cop movies sees Damon Wayans take on Danny Glover’s role of Roger Murtaugh and Clayne Crawford fill Mel Gibson’s shoes as Martin Riggs.
ITV director of television Kevin Lygo commented: “It’s rare that we find an acquisition with that sweet spot potential – the best production values and hugely entertaining drama, that we think can appeal to the biggest and broadest audiences and take up a place in ITV primetime. We saw Lethal Weapon and were immediately excited by what it could add to the ITV schedule, and we’re really looking forward to bringing the series to UK viewers.”