It didn’t take long to replace Clayne Crawford after his on-set antics and behaviour on the series Lethal Weapon made way for Fox to show Crawford the door. American Pie’s Seann William Scott has been brought in to play the co-lead.
With a new co-lead in tow alongside Damon Wayans, the show has also been renewed for the third season in which Scott will play a new character who will be partnered with Wayans’ Murtaugh. The recent Season 2 finale of Lethal Weapon laid the groundwork for Crawford’s exit with a cliffhanger.
“Seann is a fantastic addition to this already amazing cast,” said Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn. “Lethal Weapon is packed with action, drama and pure fun and we can’t wait to see Damon and Seann together on screen. 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.”
Based on the movie franchise, Lethal Weapon co-star Keesha Sharp, Kevin Rahm, Jordana Brewster, Johnathan Fernandez, Dante Brown, Chandler Kinney and Michelle Mitchenor.
This will be Scott’s first time appearing on a TV show; his career so far has been in feature films that include the American Pie franchise, Goon, Bulletproof Monk and will soon be seen again in Super Troopers 2.
Lethal Weapon, the series is the highest ranking series for Warner Bros TV. Season 2 alone attracted high viewing figures with 6.9 million total viewers. In the multi-platform average audience, Lethal Weapon averages 8.7 million placing it in the second spot, behind Empire for Fox.