Lethal WeaponLatest News and Opinion
Posted Saturday 10/13/18 at 3:11AM EDT
Fox orders two more Lethal Weapon episodes with Damon Wayans aboard
One week after Wayans shocked producers by saying he would leave the Fox series after he was done filming Lethal Weapon's 13-episode third season, Fox has picked up two additional episodes. Wayans will be part of Episodes 14 and 15.
Posted Wednesday 10/03/18 at 9:05PM EDT
Damon Wayans' Lethal Weapon exit announcement reportedly blindsided everyone, especially after solid Week 2 ratings
Wayans is signed on for six seasons of the Fox action drama, which is performing well following Clayne Crawford's firing. Deadline's Nellie Andreeva reports that Wayans' comments to Electronic Urban Report amounted to bombshell news to the studio and producers. "I hear that ever since Wayans statement went public, there has been a flurry of talks between the actor, his team and the studio," reports Andreeva. "He is clearly very emotional in the interview, so I hear the show’s producers and executives wanted to find out whether his comments were a reaction to physical and mental exhaustion or a well thought-out and final decision. The outcome of these conversations will impact the future of Lethal Weapon as Fox had been mulling a short — I hear probably two-episode — back order for the series, likely bringing its third season to 15 episodes." Andreeva adds: "It will be hard for the series to survive the exit of both of its leads in short succession, and to justify being called Lethal Weapon without Riggs (Crawford) or Murtaugh (Wayans).
Posted Wednesday 10/03/18 at 3:22PM EDT
Damon Wayans: I'm "done" with Lethal Weapon
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Wayans said in an interview with Electronic Urban Report he'll depart the Fox action series after he's done filming Season 3's initial 13-episode order in December. Wayans insists he's not kidding. "I am going to be quitting the show in December, after we finish the initial 13. So, I really don't know what they're planning but that's what I'm planning," Wayans said. "I'm a 58-year-old diabetic and I'm working 16-hour days." Wayans said he plans to return to the stage and to "try and find my smile again." Lethal Weapon was renewed for Season 3 after Clayne Crawford was fired from the show for abusive behavior. It was later reported that Crawford and Wayans fought on set. Fox declined to comment on Wayans' remarks. Wayans's reps also declined comment.
Posted Tuesday 10/02/18 at 7:13PM EDT
Lethal Weapon adds a "Riggs-esque" female detective character
Paola Lázaro will play Louie “The Gute” Gutierrez, who becomes Sonya Bailey's partner on the Fox drama. Bailey “ends up getting her own Riggs,” Lethal Weapon creator Matt Miller tells TVLine. “She gets a female partner who is a little bit unglued, a little bit crazy, always wants to resort to physicality. It’s a nice balance between someone who is always looking to pick a fight and Bailey, who’s someone that is really able to use her brains to solve most cases.”
Posted Wednesday 9/26/18 at 3:43AM EDT
Clayne Crawford fans weren't happy with the way Lethal Weapon wrote his character out of the show
Source: TV Guide
Martin Riggs' fate was addressed at the top of Tuesday's Season 3 premiere, prompting some Crawford fans to tweet that they will never watch the Fox drama again.
Posted Tuesday 9/25/18 at 6:56PM EDT
Seann William Scott doesn't want to let anyone down on Lethal Weapon, his first "smart guy" role
Scott, who makes his Lethal Weapon debut tonight, has a reputation for playing immature guys in comedic roles. But he tells ET he hopes playing a former CIA operative on the Fox action drama will showcase a different side of his acting abilities. "Anybody who's hoping that I'll be funny on the show, they won't be disappointed, but it's just a different kind (of humor)," he says. "Also there's a lot of physicality to the part and it's just totally different." Scott says he's "never played a smart guy before," adding: "I'm always nervous. Every project that I do, I always put a lot of pressure on myself and also I love the show. I've never done something where I was a fan of it before and all of a sudden, I get to be a part of it. Being a fan of the show and knowing there are a lot of fans and this is a real big change, I really want to do a good job and not let anyone down. That's pretty much been my mindset the whole time." ALSO: Lethal Weapon's Chandler Kinney says "it’s a totally different dynamic" with Scott's role.
Posted Friday 9/14/18 at 11:17PM EDT
Lethal Weapon will address Martin Riggs' absence
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Clayne Crawford is long gone from the Fox drama, but his character will have a "presence" in the Season 3 premiere. “I think a lot of fans may be upset they’re not going to see Riggs,” says Sean William Scott, who replaced Crawford. “I really believe they’re going to watch this and feel like we handled it in a way that is really respectful to the character and what he meant to the show.”
Posted Thursday 9/13/18 at 11:07PM EDT
Lethal Weapon recruits Mykelti Williamson
He'll recur on Season 3 of the Fox drama as the CIA recruiter for Seann William Scott's Cole.
Posted Wednesday 8/29/18 at 10:45AM EDT
Clayne Crawford speaks out about Lethal Weapon firing, describing "blatant f*cking lies"
Source: TV Guide
Crawford said on the Drinkin' Bros. podcast that he has yet to receive a formal call that he has been fired from the Fox drama. "I just didn't think they were going to get rid of me, I guess," he said, according to TV Guide. "And if they did, I thought they'd give me a buzz... just a jangle? Just grab two cans and a string and just be like, 'You're not coming back. We feel like this is the Damon Wayans Show and people just don't like you. So go the f*ck back to Alabama you dumb hick, thanks for playing.'" Crawford said that when news of his on-set clashes first broke, Warner Bros. TV president Peter Roth urged him to apologize publicly to Wayans after he issued a statement apologizing for his bad behavior. Crawford also said that he was being blackmailed with tapes of him calling Wayans the "biggest crybaby p*ssy" and yelling at kids while filming -- tapes that were later published by Variety. "I knew that they were going to release these tapes because they'd been blackmailing me with them for months and months and months, the entire second season," Crawford said. "And I have all the text messages from these people and voicemails from these people saying, 'Obviously you're not the problem, but you've got to get ahead of this because you know they're going to use those tapes against you.'"
Posted Thursday 8/23/18 at 10:35PM EDT
Lethal Weapon introduces Seann William Scott in "New Partner" teaser
Here's the first extended look at Scott as Wesley Cole, Damon Wayans' new partner and Martin Riggs' successor.
Posted Friday 8/17/18 at 6:27PM EDT
Check out Lethal Weapon's official photos of Damon Wayans and Seann William Scott
Source: Us Weekly
The Fox drama has released images from Season 3, including the first official look at Scott as Wes Cole, replacing Clayne Crawford's Martin Riggs.
Posted Thursday 8/16/18 at 1:39PM EDT
Here's the first look at Damon Wayans and Seann William Scott teamed up on Lethal Weapon
Source: TV Insider
The first glimpse of the post-Clayne Crawford era of Lethal Weapon shows Wayans' Roger Murtaugh and Scott's Wesley Cole having a beer on the back of a boat that is being towed by a tow truck.
Posted Friday 8/03/18 at 2:39PM EDT
Damon Wayans: Lethal Weapon is a lot "lighter" in tone with Seann William Scott
“We’re only the first (episode) in but it is definitely a lot lighter in tone, and we are having fun, on and off set. It’s just a lot looser, nobody’s overthinking, just doing and having fun doing,” Wayans told critics at the TV press tour. As for former co-star Clayne Crawford, he says: “I wish him the best, I wish him luck. Onward and upward.”
Posted Tuesday 7/31/18 at 4:36AM EDT
Lethal Weapon boss says the show's post-Clayne Crawford options were like "Choose Your Own Adventure"
Source: TV Insider
"It’s a delicate balancing act because we’re looking to launch a new character in the premiere and, at the same time, pay proper respect to the (Crawford's) Riggs character," says Lethal Weapon creator and executive producer Matt Miller. "It’s about finding that balance between paying proper respect to the first two seasons of the show and also, at the same time, launching a new show that feels equally exciting and interesting and dramatic and funny and romantic and all the other things that we sort of had in that stew of Season 1 and 2. We’re going to close the Riggs chapter and start a new one in a way that feels properly respectful of Riggs and at the same time, exciting and an enthusiastic way to launch our new season."
Posted Friday 7/27/18 at 6:05PM EDT
Lethal Weapon reveals Seann Williams Scott's character -- he's not named "Riggs" -- and adds Maggie Lawson as his ex
There was "chatter" that Scott, in taking over for Clayne Crawford's Martin Riggs on the Fox drama, would play Riggs' brother. But Scott's character now has a name, and it's not "Riggs." Scott will play Wesley Cole, a war veteran and father. Former Psych star Maggie Lawson will recur as his ex-girlfriend and the mother of his child.