Based on the feature film of the same name. When Texas cop and former Navy SEAL Martin Riggs suffers the loss of his wife and baby, he moves to Los Angeles to start anew. There, he gets partnered with LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh, who, having recently suffered a "minor" heart attack, must avoid any stress in his life.
When Cole is investigated by the FBI, Murtaugh is forced to question his loyalty to his own partner. Meanwhile, Cole works a case that puts Natalie's fiancé, Andrew, into the crosshairs right before their wedding day.
It is being reported that Fox has cancelled Lethal Weapon after its third season. The move was somewhat expected, as the cop drama experienced its own share of behind-the-scenes drama over the course of its run.
The series was a fairly solid performer for the network, but tension between its lead stars became a well known secret. Its future first came into serious doubt last year after star Clayne Crawford was fired over multiple alleged on-set incidents. But because of its strong numbers, Fox replaced Crawford with Seann William Scott for Season 3, coming on as a new character to partner with Damon Wayans' Roger Murtaugh.
Then last October, Wayans let it slip that he was planning to exit the show midway through Season 3. And while he later decided to sign on for three more episodes, the show was starting to feel as if it had run its course.