Damon Wayans opens up about Lethal Weapon casting change
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Damon Wayans (In Living Color) said that his new co-star Seann William Scott (American Pie, Ice Age) brings a new energy to the set of Lethal Weapon Season 3. Scott is replacing Clayne Crawford (A Walk to Remember) as the new lead following Crawford’s dismissal.
“We’re only the first [episode] in but it’s definitely a lot lighter in tone and we’re having fun — on and off set,” Wayans said at FOX‘s TCA party. “It’s a lot looser. Nobody is overthinking; we’re just doing and we’re having fun trying to get home,”
Scott will be portraying Wesley Cole, a war veteran and father who moves to Los Angeles to be closer to his child. Cole’s ex-girlfriend Natalie Flynn will be played by Psych vet Maggie Lawson. Flynn is an emergency room surgeon who met Cole in a war zone years prior to the start of the season, only for Cole to land in her ER once again. Cole will be partnering with Damon Wayans’ senior detective Roger Murtaugh, although how their partnership begins has yet to be announced.
Combining action, drama and humor, Lethal Weapon is based on the hit movie franchise. The series stars Wayans, Keesha Sharp (The People v. O.J. Simpson), Kevin Rahm (Mad Men), Jordana Brewster (The Fast and the Furious), Johnathan Fernandez, Dante Brown, Chandler Kinney and Michelle Mitchenor.
Lethal Weapon is a production of Warner Bros. Television in association with Lin Pictures and Good Session Productions. Matt Miller, Dan Lin, Jennifer Gwartz and McG serve as executive producers.