Published: Mon, May 14, 2018
Life&Culture | By Peggy Hughes

Lethal Weapon Recasts Lead With Seann William Scott as New Character

Lethal Weapon Recasts Lead With Seann William Scott as New Character

Actor Seann William Scott is heading to TV to lead the new season of "Lethal Weapon" following the departure of original series star Clayne Crawford.

In its first series regular role, Scott will play a new character, who will be partnered with Wayans' Murtaugh.

Fox entertainment president Michael Thorn issued a statement about the recasting: "Seann is a fantastic addition to this already awesome cast. 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".

Lethal Weapon is the Fox's No. 2 returning drama behind Empire. With Scott replacing Crawford, the show won't have to figure out whether Lethal Weapon could continue without a Riggs, and will give it a go with Scott being a maniac with a badge.

Crawford praised all of his collaborators and insisted he would never intentionally jeopardize other people's jobs by causing the network to consider canceling the show.

According to an earlier report from Deadline, cast and crew had complained about Crawford's "emotional abuse" and him creating a "hostile environment" on set.

Lethal Weapon is a reliable performer for Fox but the show's future was cloudy due to some behind the scenes issues revolving around Crawford. In light of all the turmoil, "the situation had escalated to a point where Warner Bros".

Good news for Lethal Weapon fans - it's all set to come back for a third season on Fox... but there's going to be one major change to the lineup! After clashes on set between star Clayne Crawford and Wayans, Crawford was sacked - and the show was in jeopardy.

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

This season, Lethal Weapon averaged a 1.7 most current rating among adults 18-49 and 6.9 million total viewers. Matt Miller, Dan Lin, Jennifer Gwartz and McG serve as executive producers. "Like" LETHAL WEAPON on Facebook at facebook.com/LethalWeaponFOX/. Television in association with Lin Pictures and Good Session Productions.

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