Roger Murtaugh (Damon Wayans) is too old for this stuff in a new promo for Season 3 of Fox’s “Lethal Weapon” — only he isn’t the one to point it out this time.
Instead, Murtaugh’s new partner Wesley Cole (Seann William Scott), calls him out for being “like 80,” when they both go to try and jump off a truck. It looks like it’s going to take these two some time to sync up as Murtaugh gets used to teaming with someone who isn’t Martin Riggs (Clayne Crawford).
“I take this partnership thing very seriously,” Murtaugh tells the newbie in the 20-second teaser, as we see intercuts of Scott’s character kicking some ass.
When it was first announced in May that Scott would join the cast next season as a new character who will partner with Murtaugh, some fans thought he might be a member of Riggs’ family. Instead, he will be playing Cole, a war veteran.
“Psych” star Maggie Lawson will also be joining the cast, playing emergency room surgeon Natalie Flynn, who is Cole’s ex-girlfriend and the mother of his child.
According to the character description, the two met in an active war zone years earlier (where Natalie served as a medic) and had a brief romance that resulted in a child. Over a decade later, Cole is once again a regular in Natalie’s ER, and he’s moved to Los Angeles to get closer to both her and their kid.
“Lethal Weapon” was renewed for another season by Fox this spring, but Crawford’s contract was not. A representative for Warner Bros told TheWrap at the time that the studio had “decided not to renew Clayne Crawford’s contract for ‘Lethal Weapon,'” following incidents of bad behavior. And that’s when they brought on Scott.
In June, footage, first acquired by Variety, surfaced of Crawford and Wayans exchanging expletives in an argument about an injury Wayans sustained while Crawford was directing. In another incident, Crawford can be heard off-camera losing his temper during a scene because of background noise. Two months before that video leaked, Crawford apologized for his behavior, saying he’d “been reprimanded twice during the past two seasons of ‘Lethal Weapon.'”
Watch the teaser above.
“Lethal Weapon” Season 3 premieres Sept. 25 on Fox.