Clay’s Clayne Crawford replaced by Seann William Scott on Lethal Weapon
From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
HOLLYWOOD –The contract for Clay native and Hewitt-Trussville graduate Clayne Crawford, whose birth name is Joseph “Joey” Crawford, was not renewed for season three of Lethal Weapon. The news was reported last week.
According to published reports, Crawford will be replaced by Seann William Scott of American Pie fame. With the news that Scott signed on for the part, Fox renewed the popular series for a third season.
Scott will play a new character who will be partnered with Wayans.
Deadline.com reported the Warner Bros. TV chose not to pick up the option on Crawford’s contract due to on-set behavior and a strained relationship with cast members, including co-star Damon Wayans.
Crawford congratulated his former co-workers on the news of the renewal and wished them well in a statement on social media.
“To my cast and crew – CONGRATULATIONS on season 3! To the Fans – Thank you for the overwhelming support and love,” Crawford said via Instagram. “Riggs was a dream role and the experience will live with me forever. My heart is full. Good Luck next season!!”