ITV has announced that Lethal Weapon will be returning to UK screens in January 2018 for a second season. The show is based on the Lethal Weapon films which starred Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. It combines action and drama with friendship and humour as it follows classic cop duo Riggs (Clayne Crawford) and Murtaugh (Damon Wayans), who are working a crime-ridden beat in modern-day Los Angeles. Murtaugh has everything to live for, Riggs has nothing to lose, and in the series one finale, Murtaugh found out just how much Riggs was willing to sacrifice in pursuit of the drug cartel that he believes is responsible for his wife’s death.
Series two finds the pair up to their same tricks, with Murtaugh attempting to steer clear of the demons that haunt his partner, while navigating some challenging times at home, alongside his wife, Trish (Keesha Sharp). And even though Murtaugh seeks support in Riggs, he realises their partnership is still a volatile roller coaster ride.
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The Lethal Weapon season two premiere is titled El Gringo Loco. Murtaugh follows Riggs down to Mexico, where he plans to avenge his wife’s death and finish off Tito Flores (Danny Mora) once and for all. Once back in the States, they have a few people to answer to during the ongoing investigation around Flores, including Murtaugh’s family. Meanwhile, Captain Avery (Kevin Rahm) is questioned by Internal Affairs about the integrity of his department.
Other cast members set to return include Chandler Kinney as Riana Murtaugh, Dante Brown as Roger Murtaugh Jr., Jordana Brewster as Dr. Maureen ‘Mo’ Cahill, Michelle Mitchenor as Sonya Bailey and Johnathan Fernandez as Scorsese.
EF Television will be covering the show with recaps and previews each week featuring clips and images from the episodes. Read our Lethal Weapon season 1 review to see what we thought of the first season.