Lethal Weapon may have dropped Clayne Crawford and his character Martin Riggs from its roster after Season 2, but its Season 3 cast is still growing! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Psych's Maggie Lawson will join the cast as a recurring character this year.
Crawford has been replaced with Sean William Scott, who will play Wesley Cole, Murtaugh's (Damon Wayans) new partner. Lawson will play Wesley Cole's ex-wife, Dr. Natalie Flynn. Natalie and Cole apparently met in the military, where he was a soldier and she was a medic. Their relationship was brief, but it resulted in a child, which we assume has created an inescapable connection between the two characters.
Warner Bros. Television parted with Crawford in May after receiving complaints about his inappropriate on-set behavior. Audio of one such incident was leaked to Variety, in which Crawford said to Wayans, "You're the biggest crybaby p---y I've ever met in my life," to which Wayans replied, "Well suck this p---y's d--k." Crawford goes on to claim Wayans is only "in the game" because of his brothers, prompting more profanity from Wayans.
Crawford addressed his firing on Instagram, posting, "To my cast and crew - CONGRATULATIONS on season 3! To the Fans - Thank you for the overwhelming support and love. Riggs was a dream role and the experience will live with me forever. My heart is full. Good Luck nxt season!!"
Lethal Weapon will return Tuesday, September 25 at 9/8c on Fox.