The Fast and the Furious franchise star Jordana Brewster has joined the cast of FOX’s upcoming Lethal Weapon TV show
FOX‘s upcoming Lethal Weapon TV show is expanding its cast as EW today brings word that Jordana Brewster has signed on to play Dr. Maureen “Mo” Cahill. According to the outlet, Dr. Cahill is both an LAPD hostage negotiator as well as a therapist for the team and, specifically, the yet-to-be-cast Riggs character. Damon Wayans Sr., meanwhile, recently signed on to play the part of LAPD Detective Roger Murtaugh.
Warner Bros. Pictures is producing the Lethal Weapon TV show, which will follow Martin Riggs, a former Navy SEAL-turned-police officer who moves from Texas to Los Angeles after the tragic loss of his wife and child. Attempting to begin a new life, Riggs winds up partnered with Roger Murtaugh. Murtaugh, who recently recovered from a heart attack, is on doctor’s orders to try his best to live a stress free life. Riggs’ devil may careless attitude towards life winds up clashing with Murtaugh’s hopes for some peace and quiet.
The Lethal Weapon TV show pilot will be written by Matt Miller (Forever, Chuck), who will executive produce via his Good Session production company. Lin Pictures’ Dan Lin (The LEGO Movie, Suicide Squad) and Jennifer Gwartz are executive producing.
Initial reports of the Lethal Weapon TV show suggested that original filmmakers (director Richard Donner and screenwriter Shane Black) will not be involved with the new show. Despite not being credited on the drama, however, they have reportedly blessed plans for the Lethal Weapon TV show reboot.
The original film hit theaters in 1987 and was followed by three sequels in 1989, 1992 and 1998.
Jordana Brewster is best known for playing Mia Toretto in five of the seven Fast and the Furious films. She also starred on TNT‘s recent Dallas reboot and has recently appeared on FX‘s American Crime Story.