Though he may have stepped away from the comedy stage, Damon Wayans is now expected to return to television. Yesterday it was revealed that Damon will attempt to take over where Danny Glover left off, as detective Roger Murtaugh in an upcoming Lethal Weapon reboot.
Based on the feature film franchise starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover, the reboot — which counted NBC as a bidder — hails from Warner Bros. Television, whose film division, Warner Bros. Pictures, produced the original movies. Here’s the formal logline: When Texas cop and former Navy SEAL Martin Riggs 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 (Damon Wayans Sr.), who, having recently suffered a “minor” heart attack, must avoid any stress in his life. Wayans will take over the role of Roger. Gibson’s role has not yet been cast.
The newly announced series falls in the same lane as CBS brings Rush Hour to television. As of now there isn’t an expected day for filming but it’s safe say Damon Wayans never really left.
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