Golden Brooks has been fired and replaced with Keesha Sharp in Fox’s upcoming ‘Lethal Weapon’ television series.
Girlfriends alumna Sharp, who will play one of the lead female roles, Trish, replaces fellow former Girlfriends star Golden Brooks, who was originally cast in the part. The decision was made after the project’s table read last night.
In Fox’s Lethal Weapon, written by Matt Miller and directed by McG, when Texas cop and former Navy SEAL Martin Riggs (Clayne Crawford) suffers the loss of his wife and baby, he moves to Los Angeles to start anew. There, he is partnered with LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh (Wayans), who, having recently suffered a “minor” heart attack, must avoid stress in his life.
Sharp will play Roger’s hardworking, perceptive and loving wife Trish, who worries about him and is not thrilled when she hears about his new adrenaline-crazed partner. In the movies, Trish was played by Darlene Love and Roger by Danny Glover.
Miller, McG, Dan Lin and Jennifer Gwartz executive produce the pilot for Warner Bros. TV and Lin Pictures.
Keesha took to Twitter to express her gratitude for the part.
— Keesha Sharp (@keeshasharp) March 18, 2016
Golden, on the other hand, took to Instagram to share some words of consolation.
Hollywood is a tough business. Best of luck to them both.