‘SEAL Team’ is an American military drama television series created by Benjamin Cavell. The show airs on CBS and first premiered on September 27, 2017. It follows an elite unit of United States Navy SEALs as we see them train for, plot and execute some of the most dangerous missions on earth with a degree of efficiency that speaks volumes about their professionalism and capabilities.
Needless to say that an action-packed and intense show like ‘SEAL Team’ quickly managed to attract a lot of fans. However, what is even more surprising is that this show stands apart from other generic military shows, and the critics were quick to recognize that. They noted how the characters have been compelling and how much potential the series has, despite a kind of predictability underwhelming its progress.
The show has had two successful seasons so far. Now the question is, when will ‘SEAL Team’ season 3 come out? Here’s everything we know about it.
SEAL Team Cast: Who is in it?
The cast of ‘SEAL Team’ is led by David Boreanaz who plays Jason “Jace” Hayes, the team leader who has to deal with a personal loss while leading his team into high-risk situations. Max Thieriot plays Clay Spenser, a SEAL trying for a Tier One status, but who has to face questions about his readiness.
Jessica Paré appears as Officer Amanda “Mandy” Ellis, the Bravo team’s CIA liaison. Neil Brown Jr. appears as Raymond “Ray” Perry, Jason’s trusted friend and one of the longest-serving members of the team. A. J. Buckley plays the role of Sonny Quinn, who is the hothead of the team but is great at firefights and Toni Trucks appears as Lisa Davis, the logistical expert of the team.
In season 3, most of the major cast members are expected to return. We might even see some new faces added to the show as well.
SEAL Team Plot: What is it about?
‘SEAL Team’ follows the special unit of the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group, better known as DEVGRU, as they undertake some of the most dangerous missions in the world. The series gives us a raw portrayal of the toll these missions take, not only on the soldiers but also on the family members who are left waiting for their safe return.
Although the two seasons had the team going on different missions, Jason’s arc plays out as the leader in the first season. Despite the hallucinations that come as a result of the concussion he suffered from a previous helicopter crash, Jason lies in his medical evaluation to continue his duty and bring down a dangerous terrorist cell.
In season 2, we see Jason spend more time with his ex and his children as he recovers. However, things go south when his ex is involved in a car crash and dies. Jason is forced to step down and care for his children, passing the baton of leadership to Adam Seaver, a fellow SEAL. Adam is however killed on a mission, and ultimately Ray, Jason’s trusted friend takes up the leader’s spot. Eventually, Jason is thrown back into the mix as well and is forced to balance between caring for his kids, and ensuring that he can help save the world at the same time.
Season 3 is expected to be as action packed as previous two seasons. Jason Hayes leads the team on a mission in Serbia to track down an organization linked to the bombing of multiple American military outposts.
SEAL Team Season 3 Release Date: When will it premiere?
‘SEAL Team’ Season 2 premiered on October 3, 2018. On May 9, 2019, Deadline reported that CBS has renewed the show. The good news for the fans is that ‘SEAL Team’ Season 3 is all set to release on October 2, 2019. Don’t forget to mark your calendars.
Should You Watch SEAL Team?
Boreanaz is a chief draw in the show, a television veteran star, who has been part of various fanbases over the years, including ‘Bones’ and ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘. The show itself is miles ahead of its contemporaries, choosing to focus on the human side of these soldiers, but expertly combining mild dread with loud action in the plot. While some bits of the show is formulaic and the plot has plenty of lumps to go over, before it can establish itself as great television, for now, it works on the basis of the camaraderie that exists between the cast members.
The show works best when all the characters are together, being chummy and sharing a special bond that only comes when you put your life in the hands of the person next to you. The show makers expertly switch between these warm cozy moments of respite and those of high tension during the missions, when there is an unspoken understanding between the members, as they execute the tasks flawlessly. A word must be said here for Boreanaz’s character, who remains a quick thinker but someone who is emotionally distant.
As is understandable with shows like these, it sometimes overdoes the jingoism. However, it is not all bad, because we see the soldiers as more than just gunslingers for a nation. We are given a closer look at their lives and how the family lives are affected. In some cases, their personal lives implode because the characters are too high strung to return to a semblance of civilian normalcy. All they have is each other and the rigorous training that is second nature to them.
The series is decidedly old school and does not focus too much on moral ambiguities or questions about why military involvement is required at all. It firmly establishes a bad guy, and then the bad guy is taken out. Naturally, the overarching link in the story is the characters and the plot itself is centered around various missions that keep changing over the seasons. Thus, it is the compelling nature of these characters, that becomes so important and draws the audiences in.
SEAL Team Trailer:
Here’s season 3 trailer to get you excited. If you have not seen the series and happen to love military action, then head over to CBS to catch all the episodes of the previous season.
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