'Lethal Weapon' EXCLUSIVE: Matt Miller weighs in on Team Clayne Crawford and confirms that no crew was fired because of him
Matt Miller is finally addressing rumors about the show going downhill because of mismanagement and a large portion of the crew being let go in lieu of Crawford's firing.
'Lethal Weapon' has finally opened up about what really went on behind the scenes last year when the co-lead for the show, Clayne Crawford was fired - and showrunner Matt Miller is finally addressing rumors about the show going downhill because of mismanagement and a large portion of the crew being let go in lieu of Crawford's firing. He also has something to say to Team Clayne.
"There's there's nothing that the management did regarding this that was in any way inappropriate," Miller told MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) exclusively.
"The one thing I will say that I'd like on record," said Miller, "because I guess haven't commented on anything about this is that there was no crew fired because of the replacement of our actor. There were some very very misleading reports." He explained that there were changes made in the show's creative cycle, as is with almost all shows when they switch seasons. "On our show like on any show sometimes you change up the crew between seasons and we changed our production designer for purely creative reasons," he said, "but with the production designer comes a whole bunch of people from SEPTA's people to build the sets, to painters... that end up leaving with that person so it seemed like there were a number of people that left between seasons two and three and nothing could be further from the truth. No one was fired on this show because of a cast replacement," he said.
Get cancelled! Hope it’s toilet scene but you forgot there’s no Riggs to get Damon’s lazy ass off the toilet! Hope you don’t get even 1mil viewers for this shit show! Tell Damon he can eat my 🍆 for his every 2hr special meal. #NoClayneNoWatch #BoycottLethalWeapon #LethalFail pic.twitter.com/8tEWqOP4a7— CB (@A2754_CBB) February 26, 2019
As for Team Clayne, Miller is not discouraged by them rallying to get the show off the air with movements like #LethalFail and #BoycottLethal Weapon. Miller said that they did not affect the present of the show and neither will it affect its future. In fact, he thought it was a compliment that fans ended up loving the character of Martin Riggs so much.
"It's a positive no," he said, "It won't affect the future in any way. It is a very very small group of people when you consider the millions of people that watch the show definitely and even more internationally. It is a very small group of people that can't let go and they are people that don't know anything about the circumstances or the real people that are involved. They are people that watch a television show and fell in love with a character and they don't want to let that character go," he said, adding, "We take it to be a testament to how successfully we were able to tell our show in the first two seasons that it's difficult for them to let go of the character that they know from television. It's hard for them to let go of that and because of social media, now they have an outlet."
"If those very small group people want to continue to scream they're welcome to do that. I can't control that," he said.
He also spoke to MEAWW about the show going to the transition with Seann William Scott coming in to replace Clayne. Miller says that the show definitely nailed the transition. "We made major changes and you're never sure how that's actually going to work out and what I will say is, by the of the end of the season I feel like it worked out. It's hard to pat yourself on the back but I do feel like we were able to make that transition and I think that Sean has been a wonderful addition to the cast," said Miller.