The third season will get underway later this year. Instead, Seann William Scott has been cast as "a new character who folds into a partnership with Murtaugh (Damon Wayans)", leaving this Lethal Weapon TV series without a Riggs.
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. "Warner Bros. Television has decided not to renew Clayne Crawford's contract for Lethal Weapon, " the studio said in a statement.
Lethal Weapon was something of a bubble show for a renewal, averaging a 1.7 rating and a multi-platform audience of 8.6 million, but the series does well internationally.
Seann William Scott is best known for his lead role in the "American Pie" movie franchise, and has starred in countless major comedy films, such as "Road Trip", "Role Models", "The Dukes of Hazzard", "The Rundown" and "Dude, Where's My Car?".
Back on May 8 one of the show's two leads, Clayne Crawford, was sacked from the show. The situation escalated to a point where Fox and 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. The series stars Damon Wayans, Keesha Sharp, Kevin Rahm, Jordana Brewster, Johnathan Fernandez, Dante Brown, Chandler Kinney and Michelle Mitchenor. "Furthermore, I apologize to all the crew and cast for any negative attention Lethal Weapon is receiving because of these incidents". 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. Miller, Dan Lin, Jennifer Gwartz, and McG serve as executive producers. It seems FOX has chose to do the latter, and Seann William Scott has landed his first-ever network series role.
Warning. The next paragraph contains spoilers about the Season 2 finale of Lethal Weapon.