Damon Wayans plans to return to stand up comedy
That is a head scratcher. What the hell is going on behind the scenes of Lethal Weapon? How dysfunctional is it as leaving a hit show in its prime usually isn't done.
Damon Wayans, who is 58-years old, cited the reason for his departure is that he is working too hard and wants to spend more time with family and taking care of his own health issues. He is diabetic.
“You have to look yourself in the eye and ask, who are you? It can’t be all about work. I’m from a big family, a loving family. All the family gatherings, I haven’t seen them. I’m too tired or I can’t because it conflicts with work… I have seven grandkids. I’ve been missing recitals and graduations. To me, it’s just not worth it. There is a better way to live life,” Damon Wayans explained to Lee Bailey's EUR Web.
Of course, showrunners may choose to replace Wayans too, but having a Lethal Weapon series without Martin Briggs is weird enough, but attempting to carry on without Roger Murtaugh really doesn't make sense.
Last season, Clayne Crawford was replaced by Seann William Scott, a move that has left fans polarized because some find the switch to be a travesty and have even boycotted the show.
We do have to wonder if it was a coincidence that Damon Wayans made this announcement on Sean William Scott's birthday. What do you think about this Lethal Weapon saga?
So the future of the show is up in the air again. Matt Miller created the hit show that is based on the film franchise created by Shane Black.
So what is Damon Wayans to do after he is done taping? Well, he said that he planned to return to stand up comedy in 2019.
Damon Wayans can be seen on Lethal Weapon on Fox on Tuesday nights.