After leaving CBS’s police drama, Criminal Minds, Shemar Moore finds himself back with the studio for the upcoming drama pilot S.W.A.T, based off the 2003 movie of the same name which was derived from Aaron Spelling’s TV series from 1970 of the same name. Shemar, who we’re sure will end up shirtless one way or another, is set to act and produce the pilot along with director Justin Lin (Community) and writer/producer Aaron Rashaan Thomas (CSI: NY, Sleepy Hollow).
Moore is set to play Daniel ‘Hondo’ Harrelson, who was played by Samuel L. Jackson in the film. The plot revolves around a locally born and bred S.W.A.T. lieutenant (Moore) who is torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers when he’s tasked to run a highly trained unit that is the last stop for solving crimes in Los Angeles. Stephanie Sihman (Miss Bala, Spectre) will co-star along Moore.
S.W.A.T won’t be CBS’s first action-drama reboot. Hopefully it can garner more success than Training Day which hasn’t announced its second season and Rush Hour, which was not picked up for a second season.
Hopefully Moore has found a nice home for his talents. Who knows, maybe he’ll listen to us and join The CW’s Supergirl as Lex Luthor!
Source: TV Guide