Sean William Scott to replace Clayne Crawford in 'Lethal Weapon' season 3
Fox has announced casting Sean William Scott in the third season of the series on Twitter after Clayne Crawford was fired off the show last season.
Fox's 'Lethal Weapon' is back for a new season - and there's a new Riggs. Actor Sean William Scott, who played Stifler in the 'American Pie' films will return as the replacement for Clayne Crawford in the popular television series.
Actor Clayne Crawford was kicked off from the show recently after he was said to have exhibited questionable behavior on the sets of the show.
With this announcement, the buddy cop series, inspired by the film of the same name will come back for a third season. The last season's finale was quite a shock, as Martin Riggs gets shot in the chest and bleeds out in the graveyard. While it is a huge risk for such an established main character to be replaced in a series, Fox seems to be willing to take their chances. Mind you, this is one of their more popular shows.
"Seann is a fantastic addition to this already amazing cast," Micheal Thorn, Fox Entertainment's president said in a statement.
"Lethal Weapon is packed with action, drama and pure fun and we can’t wait to see Damon and Sean 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."
Actor Clayne Crawford was fired from the show after its second season as he was said to have exhibited angry and unreasonable behavior on the set twice, so much so that a co-actor was injured in one of the episodes he was directing. Warner Bros, who produce the show did not tolerate these incidents. "Warner Bros. Television has decided not to renew Clayne Crawford’s contract for Lethal Weapon," they said in a statement.
Crawford also publicly apologized for his behavior. Taking to Instagram to issue a statement, he said, "I absolutely love, respect, and care for my crew and cast and would never intentionally jeopardize so many jobs. I love the process of filmmaking and television. It takes a village, and I am incredibly sorry if my passion for doing good work has ever made anyone feel less than comfortable on set or feel less than celebrated for their efforts."
While fans are unhappy with the replacement, it remains to be seen how great Scott will be.