Actor Damon Wayans has revealed that he’s planning to leave FOX’s “Lethal Weapon” series, telling Eurweb.com that he plans to exit the drama once the thirteen episodes ordered by the network for season three are finished.
Fox renewed “Lethal Weapon” in May after Warners removed star Clayne Crawford from the show, replacing him with Seann William Scott in a new role. The dismissal and subsequent renewal followed a series of very public on-set conflicts involving Crawford and Wayans.
Today, Wayans told the outlet: “I’m going to be quitting the show in December after we finish the initial 13. So I really don’t know what they’re planning, but that’s what I’m planning. I’m a 58-year-old diabetic and I’m working 16-hour days… I’m done. Like Murtaugh said, I’m too old for this… I’m going to return to the stage and try to find my smile again.”
Asked if he was kidding, Wayans shakes his head and says “No”. Representatives for Wayans, Warner Bros. Television, and FOX have yet to comment. The show’s third season premiered late last month.
Source: TV Line