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SEAL Team Season 3: Premiere Date, Cast, Recap, Update

May 10, 2019
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‘SEAL Team’ is an American military drama television series created by Benjamin Cavell and airs on CBS. The series first premiered on September 27, 2017, and follows an elite unit of United States Navy SEALs and we see them train for, plot and execute some of the most dangerous missions on earth, and they do it with a degree of efficiency that speaks volumes about their professionalism and their capabilities.

The show is also executive produced by Cavell along with John Glenn, Ed Redlich, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, and Christopher Chulack. Chulack Productions along with East 25 C, Timberman/Beverly Productions, as well as CBS Television Studios are the production companies that are involved in creating the show.

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.

SEAL Team Cast: Who is in it?

The original cast of ‘SEAL Team’ comprises of David Boreanaz of ‘Bones’ fame as Jason “Jace” Hayes, the team leader who has to deal with a personal loss while leading his team into high-risk situations and 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 as Lisa Davis, the logistical expert of the team. The main cast members are supported by several supporting characters who help make the series as intricate as it is, and adds exciting variables to each of the missions they go on.

In the upcoming season, most of the major cast members are expected to return, and we might even see some new faces that would make the lives of the members of the SEAL team more interesting, and perhaps would make their missions even more dangerous.

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SEAL Team Plot: What is it about?

The main plot of ‘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.

Understandably, Boreanaz is a chief draw in the show, having been 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 patriotism and 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.

Although the seasons have the team going on different missions, Jason’s arc plays out as the leader in the initial season. However, his hallucinations that come as a result of the concussion he suffered from a helicopter crash on one of these missions. However, he lies in his medical evaluation to continue his duty and bring down a dangerous terrorist cell. Although they get the situation under control, in the upcoming season, 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 she 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.

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. Hopefully, in the upcoming season, the series will continue in a similar manner and we will get to know the characters even better with a whole lot of action.

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 already ordered a new season of the show recently. While no release date has been fixed yet, one can make an educated guess going by the pattern of release of the previous seasons. In all likelihood, ‘SEAL Team’ Season 3 will air sometime later in October 2019, considering, it will take some time to produce the new season. We will update this section as soon as we hear more.

SEAL Team Trailer: 

Check out the trailer for Season 2 to refresh your memory about the show, while you wait for the new trailer to arrive. 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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