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Lethal Weapon TV series coming to ITV

Lethal Weapon

Story by Jack Foley

THE TV version of hit film series Lethal Weapon has been bought by ITV.

Based on the hit movies that starred Mel Gibson as an unhinged cop who gets paired with reluctant partner Danny Glover, the TV show stars Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans.

It has been described as a “superb” reboot by Sasha Breslau, who bought the show for ITV. She added that it offers “the perfect mix of action, heart, humour and terrific chemistry” between Wayans and Crawford.

“I’m thrilled and excited to see the show take its place alongside ITV’s popular home-grown dramas,” she said.

In a separate statement, ITV said that the acquisition of such a high profile US show marked “the return of acquired content to the primetime schedule” of the channel.

“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,” said Kevin Lygo, director of television for ITV.

The Lethal Weapon TV series will air on the Fox channel in the US from September. However, as yet the UK screening date has not been revealed.

The first film version of Lethal Weapon came out in 1987 and spawned three sequels over 11 years.

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