The Crazy Reason Clayne Crawford Was Fired From Lethal Weapon

Maybe there’s something about the role of Martin Riggs that leads to trouble. Originally introduced in the 1987 buddy cop movie Lethal Weapon, the Green Beret-turned-emotionally-unbalanced detective was made famous by Mel Gibson, playing opposite Danny Glover as the straight-laced Roger Murtaugh. The movie was a crowd-pleasing hit that spawned three sequels through the 80s and 90s, eventually finding its way to rebirth as a TV show on Fox in 2016. Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans stepped into the roles of Riggs and Murtaugh for the TV series, bringing a chemistry that critics praised. But behind the scenes, things weren’t quite so rosy. After weeks of rumored on-set tensions, Fox announced that Crawford would not be returning for Lethal Weapon’s third season, replacing him instead with Seann William Scott. It’s a remarkable move for an established series to make – here are the real reasons why it happened…

Anger management | 0:48

On-set safety | 1:27

Spilled tea | 2:25

Riggs is ready to go | 3:01

Moving on | 3:45

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