A new Martin Riggs has been found to replace Clayne Crawford on Fox's Lethal Weapon - Seann William Scott. Scott will play a new role that is folded into the series to fill the shoes of the departed Riggs as Roger Murtaugh's (Damon Wayans) partner.
'Seann is a fantastic addition to this already awesome cast, ' Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn told The Hollywood Reporter. Lethal Weapon is packed with action, drama and pure fun and we can't wait to see Damon and Seann together on screen. "Matt Miller, his incredible team and everyone at Warner Bros. have been tremendous partners, and we're thrilled to bring this show back for another season".
For the past few weeks, the rumors around FOX where that the network would either cancel the hit series "Lethal Weapon", or replace the lead-actor Clayne Crawford.
Fox Renews "Lethal Weapon" for season 3, but there's a controversial cast change in the works that has some fans seeing red. Warners on Sunday confirmed Crawford will not return to the drama with a statement: "Warner Bros".
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Crawford was recently fired from the series following two on-set incidents related to concerns over working conditions.
The series' ratings were enough to score a renewal, however the behavior of Clayne Crawford put the show in jeopardy. Fox's stipulation was that, should Lethal Weapon continue, the role of Riggs would be recast, and the show has spent the weekend in limbo as multiple actors auditioned for the open role.
Besides "American Pie", Scott's credits include "Road Trip", "Role Models", "The Dukes of Hazzard", "The Rundown" and "Dude, Where's My Car?".
"Furthermore, I apologize to all the crew and cast for any negative attention 'Lethal Weapon" is receiving because of these incidents'. Television in association with Lin Pictures and Good Session Productions. Miller, Dan Lin, Jennifer Gwartz, and McG serve as executive producers. "I hear the issue has escalated to a point where other actors as well as crew on Lethal Weapon would feel uncomfortable being on set with him".