These Lethal Weapon Fans Really Aren't Here for Clayne Crawford's Replacement

Seann William Scott

Seann William Scott

Lethal Weapon, as the youngest and highest rated of the three Warner Bros TV drama series for Fox, was considered a shoo-in for renewal until the behind-the scene problems involving Crawford threw the pickup in limbo. Crawford addressed the complaints in a lengthy Tweet, but Fox and Warner Bros TV were already on the hunt for a replacement. "'Lethal Weapon' is packed with action, drama and pure fun and we can't wait to see Damon and Seann together on screen".

With Crawford having been let go, his role will be taken over by American Pie's Sean William Scott, who will be playing an entirely new character, likely as Riggs' brother to keep the Murtagh-Riggs dynamic alive.

Taking to Instagram in the wake of the news the third series would be going ahead without him, Clayne wrote: 'To my cast and crew - CONGRATULATIONS on season 3!

Crawford's contract to play Martin Riggs was not renewed two weeks after two on-set incidents for which he was reprimanded were brought to light.

"Seann is a fantastic addition to this already awesome cast", Michael Thorn, the President of Entertainment at Fox Broadcasting Company, said in a statement. Zero communication with Fox or Warner Bros.

Crawford exhibited a history of bad behavior, and sources told Entertainment Weekly that he had been disciplined multiple times over complaints that he had emotionally abused others and created a hostile environment.

Any reactions to having Seann William Scott on the show now?? The series stars Damon Wayans, Keesha Sharp, Kevin Rahm, Jordana Brewster, Johnathan Fernandez, Dante Brown, Chandler Kinney and Michelle Mitchenor. This marks Scott's first network series regular role.

"Furthermore, I apologize to all the crew and cast for any negative attention 'Lethal Weapon" is receiving because of these incidents'. In multi-platform average audience, Lethal Weapon averages 8.7 million (+105% vs. Live+Same Day), and is Fox's No. 2 returning drama behind Empire. "Like" LETHAL WEAPON on Facebook at facebook.com/LethalWeaponFOX/.

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