Lethal Weapon : after the dismissal of Clayne Crawford, the replacing of Martin Riggs is revealed
The life of a series, behind the scenes very rarely has the same face as what we discover in the final on the screen. And the series, the lethal Weapon has given us a beautiful example in the first half of 2018 with the removal of its main actor : Clayne Crawford.
A little reminder of the facts : in April, we learned that the filming of lethal Weapon, series without re-booting the films of Richard Donner, was a hell on Earth because of a single person, Clayne Crawford. No bowl, this is one of the stars as he played ” Martin Riggs. Accused of creating a hostile work environment, terrorism and emotional, it has jeopardized the fate of the entire series at the end of season 2 since they didn’t know at the time if the Fox was going to cancel the show or just turn the disruptive element.
The terrorist emotional
But with 6.9 million viewers on average per episode, the channel has decided to separate from Clayne Crawford, especially after the revelations of his partner, Damon Wayans, who made us a nice blow smoky-based Twitter account hacked to get by. Result, it is Seann William Scott of American Pie who was hired to replace him , and a heavy fog was prevailing around the identity of his character.
It was clear that he would not become the new Martin Riggs, who, ATTENTION SPOILERS, was stopping at the end of season 2 and would leave again at Texas to recover.
Seann William Scott
The website Deadline, who follows the case from the start, therefore, comes finally to reveal to us that Scott will play. And there will be no link with Riggs in any way, since it will embody Wesley Cole, a veteran of war, who moved to Los Angeles to be closer to her children who live with his former girlfriend, Natalie Flynn. Embodied by Maggie Lawson, Flynn is a surgeon and that Cole had met in the war zone.
If the exact circumstances of its partnership with Roger Murtaugh are not yet revealed, it is hoped, however, that the writers will make the transition smooth and will not be a simple copy of Martin Riggs history to preserve the premise of the series already in a really bad point. And not sure this change is to satisfy the fans the most hardcore of the show even if, when given the means, Seann William Scott is a very good actor.
Maggie Lawson, left, in Santa Clarita Diet