The new cop drama series Lethal Weapon premieres this Sunday, January 29, at the special time of 8.00pm and will continue Sundays at 9.30pm on Channel Nine.
Lethal Weapon, based on the movie franchise of the same name, combines drama, action, friendship and humour as it follows the story of the classic cop duo Martin Riggs (Clayne Crawford) and Roger Murtaugh (Damon Wayans) working through crime-ridden, modern-day Los Angeles.
Following the tragic loss of his wife and unborn child, ex- Navy SEAL- turned -detective, Riggs moves to California to work for the LAPD and starts a new life. Riggs is partnered with Murtaugh, who has just returned to the job following a near-fatal heart attack.
It is clear from the moment they meet that this partnership will severely test their patience because Riggs has a tendency to dive headfirst into the line of fire, which clashes with Murtaugh’s conservative, by-the-book-technique.
During their first shootout with drug dealers, Riggs’ headfirst approach to crime brings out a side to Murtaugh that he hasn’t seen in himself for some time, making him feel more alive than he has in years.
At the end of their first day together this odd cop duo figure that their new arrangement might work out after all —as Riggs realises he has found something worth living for: a mate and a partner.
LETHAL WEAPON: SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, AT 8.00PM ON CHANNEL NINE