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Seann William Scott brought in as new Lethal Weapon TV lead

May 13th, 2018 by Marc Comments

Well, it’s been some week for the Lethal Weapon TV series, hasn’t it?

It all started when star of the show, Clayne Crawford, who plays Martin Riggs – the role made famous in the movies by Mel Gibson – was fired from the show.

Word is he was removed over his ‘behavior’, with Warner Bros TV saying: “Warner Bros. Television has decided not to renew Clayne Crawford’s contract for ‘Lethal Weapon.’” 

It looked like the end of the road, however, tonight we learned that American Pie star Seann William Scott has been brought in to replace Crawford albeit as a new addition to the series, rather than a straight up recast.

Scott will play a new character who folds into a partnership with Murtaugh (Damon Wayans).

“Seann is a fantastic addition to this already amazing cast,” said Michael Thorn, president of entertainment of Fox Broadcasting. “’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 without Martin Riggs? We love Scott so we’re conflicted as all heck here…

Remember when The X-Files continued without Mulder? Here we go again…

Source: Variety

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….