Thursday, 24 May, 2018

Seann William Scott to star in 'Lethal Weapon' Season 3

Seann William Scott to Replace Clayne Crawford in Lethal Weapon Season 3 Fox renews 'Lethal Weapon,' replaces star with Seann William Scott
Rosie Leonard | 14 May, 2018, 06:04

The good news? The Fox series has been renewed for a third season.

FOX has made a decision to renew its action drama series Lethal Weapon for a third season, but it's not exactly that cut and dry.

'Riggs was a dream role and the experience will live with me forever.

Sources tell THR that Warners opted to fire Crawford after he was disciplined each time for his poor behavior.

The good news first is that Lethal Weapon is definitely coming back for a third season.

"Seann is a fantastic addition to this already wonderful cast", said Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn in the announcement. Crawford was accused of behaving badly on the set and he admitted via Instagram to two issues. The recent Season 2 finale of Lethal Weapon laid the groundwork for Crawford's exit with a cliffhanger, in which (SPOILER ALERT) Crawford's Riggs, already planning to move back to Texas with Molly and her son, was shot in the chest.

"Lethal Weapon" is based on the feature film franchise of the same name.

Lethal Weapon, the highest rated of Fox's Warner Bros TV drama series, went from being a sure thing for renewal to being in limbo because of all the problems with Crawford behind the scenes. The 42-year-old actor has had his mix of violence and comedy in Goon and the dozens of movies he's acted in since he became a star as Stifler in American Pie, now he's going to prove, for at least one season, that his partner Murtaugh is too old for this.

It will be the first network series role for Scott. "Furthermore, I apologize to all the crew and cast for any negative attention Lethal Weapon is receiving because of these incidents".

Days after multiple outlets, including THR, reported that Crawford had been fired from the series, the actor posted multiple messages on his verified social media accounts indicating that he had yet to be informed of his future on Lethal Weapon. Matt Miller, Dan Lin, Jennifer Gwartz and McG serve as executive producers.

Lethal Weapon has gone from being in serious jeopardy to scoring a surprise season three renewal thanks to a shrewd re-casting.

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