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Lethal Weapon Just Cast a Female Version of Riggs, Apparently

That's one way to recast the role...

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Lindsay MacDonald

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.

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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.

Damon Wayans and Seann William Scott, Lethal Weapon

Damon Wayans and Seann William Scott, Lethal Weapon