Clayne Crawford out at 'Lethal Weapon' as Seann William Scott Steps In

May 14, 2018, 05:02
Clayne Crawford out at 'Lethal Weapon' as Seann William Scott Steps In

Wayans, Keesha Sharp, Kevin Rahm, Jordana Brewster, Johnathan Fernandez, Dante Brown, Chandler Kinney and Michelle Mitchenor star in "Lethal Weapon", which comes from Warner Bros. TV.

For his part, Crawford says he's grateful to have played the "dream role" of Riggs and wishes the continuing cast and crew the best of luck on the third season.

Crawford exhibited a history of bad behavior, and sources told Entertainment Weekly that he had been disciplined multiple times over complaints that he had emotionally abused others and created a hostile environment. Crawford apologized and provided details of the incidents in an Instagram post: In one, he "reacted with anger" when he felt the safety of cast and crewmembers was at risk during the filming of an episode, and in another, an actor was hit with a piece of shrapnel while Crawford was directing an episode.

Lethal Weapon has gone from being in serious jeopardy to scoring a surprise season three renewal thanks to a shrewd re-casting.

And then last week, TVLine broke the news that Warner Bros and Fox had made a decision to part ways with Crawford, and were actively searching for an actor to replace him. Zero communication with Fox or Warner Bros.

Fox entertainment president Michael Thorn issued a statement about the recasting: "Seann is a fantastic addition to this already unbelievable cast". 'Lethal Weapon is packed with action, drama and pure fun and we can't wait to see Damon and Seann together on screen.

Shortly after the news was revealed, social media exploded with tuts and hisses from viewers who are still totally Team Clayne.

Fans were happy that the show would return, but were furious that it would be without Crawford.

Prior to the official firing on Sunday, Crawford had spent the last few days re-posting and responding to those who've spoken out to show support for the embattled actor. It's no masterpiece, but the chemistry between Crawford and Damon Wayans is infectious. "#BoycottLethalaweapon", one fan wrote.

Let us know in the comments (below)! "So I'm siding with crawford", another fan tweeted out.

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