A year after Shemar Moore said goodbye to CBS’ “Criminal Minds” series, the actor is heading back to the network to star in its reboot of the “S.W.A.T.” action/crime drama series about the adventures of a Special Weapons And Tactics (S.W.A.T.) team. A spin-off of “The Rookies,” the series aired on ABC from February 1975 to April 1976.
The CBS reboot will be scripted by Aaron Thomas, who will executive-produce with Shawn Ryan, Marney Hochman, Neal Moritz, Pavun Shetty and Danielle Woodrow, with Sony Pictures Television/CBS Studios co-production producing.
Moore will star in the reboot, playing S.W.A.T. team leader, Lt. Dan “Hondo” Harrelson, a man who is “torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers” when he is tasked to run a highly trained unit that is “the last stop for solving crimes in Los Angeles.”
Joining Moore in the series are: Stephanie Sigman, Alex Russell, Jay Harrington, Kenny Johnson, Lina Esco, and Peter Onorati.
CBS has officially picked up the project to series.
Justin Lin directed the pilot episode.
Shemar Moore is also a producer on the series.
In 2003, there was a film adaptation of the original “S.W.A.T.” TV series, starring Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez and LL Cool J. Directed by Clark Johnson, the $70 million movie grossed over $207 million worldwide.
Trailer for the upcoming CBS series below: