Lethal Weapon is an American action comedy series written for television. It fits the buddy cop genre and is inspired by the legendary movies of the same name. The show focuses on a cop from Texas (played by Clayne Crawford) who moves to Los Angeles after losing his wife and their unborn baby. There he becomes the partner of an experienced local detective (played by Damon Wayans) who needs to avoid stress due to a recent heart episode. Most of the events and characters in Lethal Weapon show are taken straight from the Lethal Weapon movies. Crawford's part was originally played by Mel Gibson, while Wayans' role was taken on by Danny Glover. Practically the entire show has been filmed in and around Los Angeles, in the American state of California.