If you've found yourself missing Riggs (Clayne Crawford) — or even just the spirit of Riggs — on Lethal Weapon this season, never fear! You might get a little taste of what you're missing in a new character that's just been cast.
TV Line reports that Det. Sonya Bailey will be "getting her own Riggs" this year. "She gets a female partner who is a little bit unglued, a little bit crazy, always wants to resort to physicality," executive producer Matt Miller said. "It's a nice balance between someone who is always looking to pick a fight and Bailey, who's someone that is really able to use her brains to solve most cases... The juxtaposition of those two is a fun dynamic that we're going to continue to play throughout the season."
This new partner, Louie "The Gute" Gutierrez, will be portrayed by Paola Lázaro, and she'll join Robbery/Homicide after spending a year undercover with a Mexican drug cartel.
Well, that sure sounds like a Riggs/Murtaugh 2.0 in the making! And for those of you missing Riggs, at least we'll get some of that bluster and spontaneity from Gutierrez!
Lethal Weapon airs Tuesday at 9/8c on Fox.