(Roger Murtaugh & Damon Wayans)
The most talked about movie to TV adaptation, Lethal Weapon, is coming to M-Net channel 101 on DStv “Express from the US” from September 22 at 19h30. Based on the hit movie franchise of the same name, Lethal Weapon tells the story of classic cop duo Martin Riggs (played by Clayne Crawford, Rectify) and Roger Murtaugh (played by Damon Wayans, My Wife and Kids) as they work the beat on the streets of a crime-ridden Los Angeles.
Grief-stricken after the loss of his young wife and unborn child, ex-Navy SEAL-turned-detective Riggs moves to California to "start over" at the LAPD. He's paired up with Murtaugh, a cop who’s only just recovered from a near-fatal heart attack. Riggs' penchant for diving headfirst into the line of fire immediately clashes with Murtaugh's by-the-book technique, so one thing is clear from the moment they meet - this partnership is doomed. But during their first case together, Riggs drags Murtaugh on a chaotic car chase and into a shootout with drug dealers, which, despite his protests, leaves the older cop feeling more alive than he has in years.
It's not long before Riggs himself finds something worth living for: a partner- and a friend - in Murtaugh. They’re about to become the LAPD’s best law enforcers - if Riggs doesn’t get them killed first. There’s also plenty of high-octane action, close-shave accidents and of course, quick-witted chemistry between these two talented leads.