This Trailer For The LETHAL WEAPON TV Series Blows

Nnnnnope.

Guys, I don't know if I have the strength for this bullshit today.

This is a trailer for FOX's upcoming Lethal Weapon TV series, which - according to the notes attached to the YouTube upload - will combine "action and drama with friendship and humor", along with some highly questionable casting choices. 

Here's some more information from the trailer's YouTube page:

Grief-stricken after the loss of his young wife and unborn child, ex-Navy SEAL-turned-detective MARTIN RIGGS (Clayne Crawford, “Rectify”) moves to California to “start over” at the LAPD. He’s paired up with ROGER MURTAUGH (Emmy Award nominee Damon Wayans, Sr., “My Wife and Kids,” “In Living Color”), who’s just coming back to the job after a near-fatal heart attack. Riggs’ penchant for diving headfirst into the line of fire immediately clashes with Murtaugh’s prudent, by-the-book technique. It’s clear from the moment they meet, this partnership could be lethal.

I see what you did there! Har!

But during their first case together, Riggs drags Murtaugh on a high-speed chase culminating inside the Long Beach Grand Prix and into a seaport shootout with drug dealers – and despite his protests, the older cop feels more alive than he has in years. Meanwhile, Riggs gets a glimpse of why Murtaugh is so determined to get home safely at the end of each day – he’s got a family and a newborn baby of his own. By the time their investigation ends, Riggs realizes he may have found something worth living for – a partner and friend like Murtaugh. And even Murtaugh figures this arrangement might just work out after all. If only Riggs doesn’t get them killed first…

I understand why someone would think that Lethal Weapon might have the makings for a good TV series. You've got your mismatched partners, you've got the endless potential for big-ass action set pieces, you've got your action and your drama combined with both humor and friendship...on paper, this makes a lot of sense.

In practice? Well, that's another thing entirely. While it's not impossible to imagine a good Lethal Weapon TV series, this trailer indicates that a good Lethal Weapon TV series is still somewhere off on the horizon. 

What do you guys think?

Comments