Fox might have got a valid reputation of being hot-tempered about canceling abundant shows they used to acclaim. Nonetheless, there is one show that won’t be on their blacklist, and that is Lethal Weapon. After the announcement of this show which is the adaptation of the epic Mel Gibson and Danny Glover cop action franchise, the reaction of the audience wasn’t at the level which was expected. However, it has still succeeded in making an impression on the viewers with good chemistry among the cast. So, although the finale has already been broadcast, you can relax, since Lethal Weapon Season 2 is happening, and it will contain 22 episodes.
The show with Clayne Crawford starring as crazed Martin Riggs and Damon Wayans as the careful Roger Murtaugh received good reviews from the critics and excellent ratings as the network’s best-rated premiere in the last two years with 8 million viewers.
Just a month after its debut in September 2016, Lethal Weapon extended its Season 1 from the original 11 episodes to a total of 18. After New Year, the number of viewers was a solid 6 million, so the early renewal announcement regarding Season 2 didn’t come as a big surprise, together with the DC comic adaptation of a Biblically themed supernatural crime show Lucifer.
Lethal Weapon was adapted by Matthew Miller, famous for his Forever, Chuck and The 100. The show pays tribute to the classic action show from the 80s and 90s, while at the same time it has its own identity. The friendship between Crawford’s Riggs and Wayans’s Murtaugh sticks in the center of the show, but it also works well against the supporting cast including Murtaugh’s family. More precisely, this includes his wife Trish (Keesha Sharp), nerdy forensics guy Scorcese (Johnathan Fernandez), police psychiatrist Maureen Cahill (Jordana Brewster) and the police captain Brooks Avery (Kevin Rahm). Also, the February 15 episode presented the TV version of the sleazy but kind-hearted Leo Getz played by Thomas Lennon.
As for the Lethal Weapon Season 2 release date, there has been an official premiere date and also a new timeslot. The remake of the buddy cop comedy/action will premiere on Tuesday, September 26 at 8 p.m. ET after the last season episodes were broadcast on Wednesdays. In the fall, Tuesday should be a good night for comedy on Fox, with Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Mick following Lethal Weapon. Those are two cop comedies in just one night! Perhaps Kaitlin Olson will be in the police force in The Mick Season 2, just to make Cop Night official.