The news comes days after Crawford was sacked from the Fox drama following bad behavior on set. "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' is packed with action, drama and pure fun and we can't wait to see Damon and Seann together on screen".
With Crawford having been let go, his role will be taken over by American Pie's Sean William Scott, who will be playing an entirely new character, likely as Riggs' brother to keep the Murtagh-Riggs dynamic alive. Lethal Weapon is now the only show produced outside of Fox counterpart 20th TV on the network's 2018-19 roster.
Lethal Weapon has gone from being in serious jeopardy to scoring a surprise season three renewal thanks to a shrewd re-casting.
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Crawford was dismissed from the series after a repeated showing of what execs and producers characterized as "repeated instances of emotional abuse of cast and crew members", that dated back several months. Crawford addressed the complaints in a lengthy Tweet, but Fox and Warner Bros TV were already on the hunt for a replacement. Word broke last week that Crawford had officially been fired. Based on the film series starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover, Lethal Weapon is averaging more than 8 million viewers on multi-platform viewing.
"I absolutely love, respect and care for my crew and cast, and would never intentionally jeopardize so many jobs", Crawford wrote. Sources have told EW that the decision was a hard one and was due to Crawford exhibiting a pattern of toxic behavior on the set and that there is video and audio evidence of such behavior.
In Lethal Weapon's season finale, Crawford's Riggs was shot (presumably, now, to death) in the episode's final seconds.
Instead, Fox has hired American Pie and Road Trip actor Seann William Scott in his first series-regular TV role to join the show.