‘S.W.A.T.’: 7 Things To Know About The Series
Following his exit from Criminal Minds, TV audiences have been waiting for Shemar Moore’s next big move, and now they have found it. In early 2017 it was revealed that Moore was set to lead CBS’ new cop drama S.W.A.T. and fans have been anxiously waiting in anticipation ever since. While most new series hit the circuit in early fall, S.W.A.T. is hitting CBS in mid-season and there are a lot of high hopes for the series. Here is everything you need to know about the new series:
7. The Star
News of the series was kept pretty quiet for quite some time, but when the announcement was made, it was made with Shemar Moore as the clear star in the role of Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson. In late February the news of the show was released and Moore himself couldn’t contain his excitement, taking to his social media to confirm he is set to star in the S.W.A.T. reboot with the caption, “Here’s MY Biiiiiiiiiigggggggg SECRET BabyGirls. Homies, N Fans!!!!” He has since kept fans up to date with the show’s production as he has shared numerous behind the scenes photos from filming and hanging out with the entire cast and crew. Of course, Moore was previously best known for his long-running role as Derek Morgan on Criminal Minds and prior to that starred on The Young and The Restless from 1994-2014.
6. It’s a Reboot
For many fans, the characters set to appear in S.W.A.T. are familiar because the new series was inspired by the 2003 film of the same name starring Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell and Michelle Rodriguez. Fewer people realize, however, that both the film and the new series is based on the ABC S.W.A.T. series that began airing in February 1975 and ended in April 1976. The original series starred Steve Forrest as Lt. “Hondo” Harrelson, Robert Urich as Jim Street, and Rod Perry as David “Deacon” Kay.