Lethal Weapon is an American buddy cop action comedy-drama television series developed by Matt Miller and based on the film franchise created by Shane Black. The show premiered on Fox on September 21, 2016 with the third season currently airing.
For its first two seasons, Lethal Weapon starred Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans as Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh, mismatched detective partners who were also the main characters in the films originally played by Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. The series includes other characters directly or loosely inspired by characters from the films, including Leo Getz (played by Thomas Lennon)—a close friend of Riggs and Murtaugh.
In May 2018, amidst reports of bad behavior and incidents of hostility between cast and crew on the show's set, Crawford was fired from the show, resulting in the Martin Riggs character being killed by his father's second son. He was subsequently replaced in the third season by Seann William Scott, as a new character named Wesley Cole. The third season premiered on September 25, 2018.
In October 2018, just weeks after the third-season premiere, Wayans announced that he will leave the series following the end-of-season production in December 2018. On October 12, 2018, it was reported that Fox had ordered an additional two episodes for the third season, bringing the total for the season to fifteen episodes. Wayans will reportedly feature in these episodes.