Seann William Scott Replaces Clayne Crawford As The New Riggs In ‘Lethal Weapon’

Seann William Scott has been announced as the new Martin Riggs in Lethal Weapon after Clayne Crawford was fired.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Scott (aka Stifler from the American Pie franchise) will join the team in what is said to be a new character who folds into a partnership with Murtaugh (Damon Wayans).

Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans. Credit: PA
Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans. Credit: PA

Sources have told the Hollywood Reporter that Scott may play the brother of Crawford's character, Martin Riggs, leading to them being able to keep the well-known name in the mix.

President of entertainment for FOX, Michael Thorn, told Variety: "Seann is a fantastic addition to this already amazing cast.

"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."

According to UPROXX, Wayans wasn't on speaking terms with Crawford, who eventually apologised for his 'toxic behaviour' on-set saying that he was 'passionate' about doing good work.

Crawford was fired from the Fox comedy series following bad behaviour on the set. On Sunday, Warner Bros. confirmed Crawford will not return to the drama with a statement: "Warner Bros. Television has decided not to renew Clayne Crawford's contract for Lethal Weapon."

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The Hollywood Reporter said that eventhough he received repeated reprimands from the studio, the actor did nothing to change his behavior and Warners instead opted to fire him and would not even consider the show moving foward with Crawford attached.

Instead, the Peter Roth-run studio aggressively pursued a number of actors to step in rather than take a large financial blow by ending it prematurely.

Fox never had the option to renew the series with Crawford attached.


Regardless of what went on, Crawford wished his crew congratulations on the third season with an Instagram post just hours ago where he took the time to thank fans for 'support and love'.

In his initial apology, Crawford said: "I absolutely love, respect and care for my crew and cast, and would never intentionally jeopardise so many jobs.

"I am incredibly sorry if my passion for doing good work has ever made anyone feel less than comfortable on our set, or feel less than celebrated for their efforts. Furthermore, I apologise to all the crew and cast for any negative attention Lethal Weapon is receiving because of these incidents."

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Rebecca Shepherd

Rebecca Shepherd is a Journalist at LADbible. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class BA in Journalism. Becky previously worked as Chief Reporter at Cavendish Press, supplying news and feature stories to national newspapers and women's magazines.

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