Crawford's behavior had left Lethal Weapon - one of Fox's better-performing dramas - on the bubble as many connected with the series (including, Wayans, sources note) have said they would rather not work with the actor. Crawford addressed the complaints in a lengthy Tweet, but Fox and Warner Bros TV were already on the hunt for a replacement.
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. 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.
Crawford was recently fired from the series following two on-set incidents related to concerns over working conditions.
"Seann is a fantastic addition to this already unbelievable cast", said Michael Thorn, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. Indeed, FOX announced today that Lethal Weapon Season 3 is happening, but Crawford will no longer be part of the show.
The network has picked up the police action drama series for a third season without Clayne Crawford, who played Martin Riggs. The situation escalated to a point where Fox and Warner Bros.
"Lethal Weapon" viewers can say goodbye to Clayne Crawford and hello to Seann William Scott!
"I have learned that Crawford has had a history of bad behavior on the show, and that he has been disciplined several times over complaints of emotional abuse and creating a hostile environment", Deadline reporter Nellie Andreeva wrote. The show is based on the hit movie franchise, and stars Damon Wayans, Keesha Sharp, Kevin Rahm, Jordana Brewster, Johnathan Fernandez, Dante Brown, Chandler Kinney and Michelle Mitchenor. It seems FOX has chose to do the latter, and Seann William Scott has landed his first-ever network series role.
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The action drama is executive produced by Matt Miller, Dan Lin, Jennifer Gwartz and McG.