Morning folks, an interesting one to wake up to this morning – Lethal Weapon star, Clayne Crawford has reportedly been fired from the hit TV show.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor who plays Martin Riggs on Lethal Weapon has been let go from the Fox show amongst reports of bad on-set behaviour. Prior to his firing there have been a couple of noted incidents, with one taking place during the shooting of an episode directed by Crawford.
Neither Fox or Warner Bros. Television have made comment, however just a few hours ago, Crawford took to Twitter to post: “Wait, wait, wait……you can’t fire me on my day off!”
Since posting this comment, Crawford has retweeted a number of Lethal Weapon-related posts, including one from actor/author, Ross Patterson which said: “Damn @FOXTV you fire @ClayneCrawford an hour before the season finale of @LethalWeaponFOX???”
So, does this mean the end for Lethal Weapon?
Possibly. Possibly not – it’s a little too early to tell. It is being reported that the producers of the show are quickly trying to find a replacement for the actor, just in case the series gets picked up for a third season.
Obviously this isn’t an ideal situation. Should the producers manage to recast the role and should the show be given another season, then fans will then have to get used to the idea of someone else working alongside co-lead, Damon Wayans – aka Lethal Weapon‘s Roger Murtaugh.
It is believed that both Fox and Warner Bros. Television have until the 30th June to make a decision about the show’s future, before options on the cast expire. It is likely that both will reach a definitive outcome much sooner.
So, what are your thoughts on this?
Do you watch Lethal Weapon? Can you get on board the idea of the show recasting or will this be the end of the road for you? Thoughts in the comments section please.