Last week it was revealed that Fox and producers Warner Bros. TV had fired Clayne Crawford from his role as Martin Riggs in the TV adaptation of Lethal Weapon due to his on-set behaviour, with a third season renewal dependent on whether or not they could find a suitable replacement going forward.
Well, Deadline is reporting that a suitable replacement has been found in American Pie and Goon star Seann William-Scott, who will play a new character who finds himself partnered up with Daman Wayans’ Roger Murtaugh.
“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.”
Lethal Weapon has been a solid hit for Fox, coming second in the network’s drama ratings behind Empire. The third season will get underway later this year.