“It’s such a fun little, fun show, I’m excited to share it with the people and try to get a response,” Clayne Crawford, staring as Martin Riggs, said.
Fans on hand for the pilot premiere gave a great response during a viewing on Sunday. Crawford along with co-star Damon Wayans had the difficult task of reprising the lead roles of Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh.
“You can’t take on a role based on what someone else did I think that’s the challenge as an actor. ‘what can I bring to this?’ Crawford said.
“How could we recreated characters from that took the spirit of the original, iconic characters and make them their own?” Jennifer Gwartz, the executive producer of the show, said, “Most people who have seen the pilot have said it looks like a movie, I think we’ve delivered on those expectations.”
“It’s Lethal Weapon like a PG version so it’s a version that the whole family can enjoy.” Crawford said, “I think show is going to bring all of the dynamics that we love from Lethal Weapon, which is this relationship between these two guys that are so different, but the common thread is they are both broken. So with that they are kind of tethered to one another so you’ve got this tug of war between these two guys, and that’s where the comedy comes in. But it also lends itself to a lot of heart and of course we are going to make stuff go boom.”
Lethal Weapon will air on Wednesday’s at 7 P.M. central time on FOX.