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Fox Boss: Lethal Weapon Season 3 Shake-Up Due to "Real Challenges in the Cast"

Deadly Weapon will look just a little totally different in season three.

Seann William Scott is set to switch Clayne Crawford because the Fox drama’s new main man reverse Damon Wayans when it returns this fall, with the casting shake-up taking place after Crawford was fired for his unhealthy on-set conduct. However changing Riggs was not a straightforward determination. 

“It was not our selection,” Fox boss Dana Walden stated on a convention name with reporters on Monday, noting it was finally the studio’s (Warner Bros. TV) determination to recast the function as a way to safe the present’s future.

“Our companions at Warner Bros. got here to us three weeks in the past that they might not ship Deadly Weapon as we had identified it earlier than,” she defined. “There have been some actual challenges within the solid.” 

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Noting WB “thought lengthy and arduous” concerning the determination, and saying it “was not their first selection,” Walden stated the casting shake-up was the one circumstance “they might supply us the present” below.

In his first starring TV function, American Pie‘s Scott is about to play a brand new character who enters right into a partnership with Murtaugh (Wayans), with The Hollywood Reporter reporting he shall be taking part in Riggs’ brother, who possible will use the “Riggs” identify as properly.

“We thought of it rather a lot and we talked about quite a lot of totally different names, and after they got here again with Seann and a implausible showrunner and an important solid and a storytelling engine that works and a fanbase that is very passionate concerning the present,” Walden stated. “I believe we made the appropriate selection.”

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As for what to anticipate from Scott and Wayans’ onscreen partnership, Walden stated, “a brand new dynamic however a great one.”

Deadly Weapon will air Tuesdays at 9 p.m. this fall on Fox. 

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