Seann William Scott joins the cast of ‘Lethal Weapon’ for season three.
Lethal Weapon has been picked up by FOX for a third seasons, Michael Thorn, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company, announced.
In the upcoming season, series star Damon Wayans will be joined by Seann William Scott (the “American Pie” franchise”), who will play a new character who folds into a partnership with Roger Murtaugh (Wayans). This marks Scott’s first network series regular role.
“Seann is a fantastic addition to this already amazing cast,” said Thorn. “’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.”
Combining action, drama and humor, “Lethal Weapon” is based on the hit movie franchise. The series stars Damon Wayans, Keesha Sharp, Kevin Rahm, Jordana Brewster, Johnathan Fernandez, Dante Brown, Chandler Kinney and Michelle Mitchenor.
Seann William Scott is best known for his lead role in the “American Pie” movie franchise, and has starred in countless major comedy films, such as “Road Trip” and “Role Models.”
News of Scott joining the cast comes on the heels of Clayne Crawford’s (Martin Riggs) firing due to alleged misconduct behind the scenes and on set. Deadline reports that complaints of emotional abuse led to Crawford’s being disciplined on more than one occasion and other actors do not feel comfortable performing with him.
With Crawford out, Scott takes on a pivotal role that may or may not be the series’ saving grace.
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Other Sources: Deadline.com – “‘Lethal Weapon’s Fox Renewal On The Line Over Co-Lead Clayne Crawford’s Behavior”