Lethal Weapon cast, spoilers and trailer from the new series on ITV

US TV series Lethal Weapon continues on ITV tonight after proving a hit in the States.

The new series is based on the hit movie franchise and tells the story of the classic cop duo Riggs (played by Clayne Crawford - Rectify) and Murtaugh (played by Emmy® nominee Damon Wayans - My Wife and Kids, In Living Color) as they work a crime-ridden beat in modern-day Los Angeles.

Family man LAPD Detective Roger Murtaugh (Wayans) is back to work after a near fatal heart attack – and his doctor has told him he needs to keep his stress levels under control.

That might not be so easy given that he’s been paired with ex-Navy SEAL-turned-detective Martin Riggs (Crawford), who has moved to California for a new start at the LAPD.

In the first episode of the series, Riggs got glimpse of why Murtaugh is so determined to get home safely at the end of each day – he has a family and a newborn baby.

And Murtaugh finds out what happened to Riggs’ marriage, that he sadly lost his young wife Miranda and unborn child, and his devil-may-care-attitude hides his grief.

In the latest episode this evening, while investigating a series of violent crimes connected to a church, Riggs faces a moral dilemma of his own when the one year anniversary of Miranda's (played by Floriana Lima) death sends him to a new low.

Lethal Weapon airs Friday nights at 9PM on ITV.

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