Published: Mon, May 14, 2018
Culture | By Margie Dunn

Seann William Scott to star in 'Lethal Weapon' Season 3

Seann William Scott to star in 'Lethal Weapon' Season 3

'Lethal Weapon is packed with action, drama and pure fun and we can't wait to see Damon and Seann together on screen.

Fox's Lethal Weapon has pulled the trigger on hiring a new co-lead, tapping American Pie's Seann William Scott to replace fired star Clayne Crawford, TVLine has learned. Indeed, FOX announced today that Lethal Weapon Season 3 is happening, but Crawford will no longer be part of the show. The role will be his first TV series regular roles after the American Pie franchise and numerous other features. Here's the tweet from the official Lethal Weapon Twitter confirming the renewal.

Taking to Instagram in the wake of the news the third series would be going ahead without him, Clayne wrote: 'To my cast and crew - CONGRATULATIONS on season 3!

The star's job had been up in the air for the last few days as news leaked Fox were looking to replace him, and it would appear they finally have.

"Seann is a fantastic addition to this already unbelievable cast. Lethal Weapon is packed with action, drama and pure fun and we can't wait to see Damon and Seann together on screen".

Even though ITV has yet to broadcast the season two finale, the internet is full of spoilers, and if you wish to remain spoiler free, this is your last chance to stop reading.

Crawford's contract to play Martin Riggs was not renewed two weeks after two on-set incidents for which he was reprimanded were brought to light. The situation escalated to a point where Fox and Warner Bros. Warners on Sunday confirmed Crawford will not return to the drama with a statement: "Warner Bros". The cast includes Wayans, Keesha Sharp, Kevin Rahm, Jordana Brewster, Johnathan Fernandez, Dante Brown, Chandler Kinney, Michelle Mitchenor and now Scott.

The action drama is executive produced by Matt Miller, Dan Lin, Jennifer Gwartz and McG.

"Lethal Weapon" is a production of Warner Bros. Based on the film series starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover, Lethal Weapon is averaging more than 8 million viewers on multi-platform viewing.

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