S.W.A.T is an action television show that airs on CBS. The show is about adrenaline filled adventures of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team in a California City. The show is a spin-off of The Rookies that first aired on ABC on February 1975 and ran till April 1976. There is also a film version of the 1975 show that released in 2003 starring Colin Farrell and Samuel L Jackson that later birthed a direct-to-DVD sequel titled S.W.A.T: Firefight that bore little connection to the series.
The reboot was ordered by CBS on May 12, 2017, and S.W.A.T season 1 premiered on November 2, 2017. The show has been developed by Aaron Rahsaan Thomas and Shawn Ryan. Currently in its third season, the future of the show looks bright.
S.W.A.T Season 3 Release Date: When will it premiere?
S.W.A.T season 3 premiered on October 2, 2019. After airing for 10 episodes, the show went on a mid-season break — as it always does — on December 11, 2019. The good news is that fans won’t have to wait for long for the show to come back on the tv screens. S.W.A.T season 3 episode 11 will release on January 15, 2020. You can watch it on CBS.
S.W.A.T Cast: Who’s in it?
Shemar Moore plays Sergeant II Daniel Harrelson a.k.a “Hondo”, a Los Angeles native who is promoted to the team leader in an attempt to ease the tensions and problems between the community and the LAPD. Hondo is well-known in the neighbourhood and treats everyone with respect, the townsfolk often give him information pertinent to his cases.
Stephanie Sigman plays Captain Jessica Cortez; she is Commanding Officer of the LAPD Metropolitan Division and Hondo’s former lover. She is also a respected officer around the town and plans to improve the relationship between the LAPD and the citizens.
Alex Russell appears as Officer III Jim Street, who is a new transfer from the Long Beach Police Department and belongs to a complicated family, his mother is behind bars for murdering his abusive father.
Lina Esco plays Officer III Christina Alonso a.k.a “Chris”, a former canine officer. Kenny Johnson plays Officer III+1 Dominic Luca, a third-generation SWAT officer.
Peter Onorati plays Sergeant II Jeff Mumford, who is the team leader of another SWAT Team that works alongside Hondo’s. Jeff has a complicated love life and has been divorced thrice.
Jay Harrington plays Sergeant II David Kay a.k.a “Deacon”, who is a 10-year veteran of the SWAT Team and was ignored for promotion when the position was given to Hondo. He is the only member of the team who is happily married and has kids. He speaks fluent French, and his daughter “Lila” is named after a school shooting victim.
David Lim plays Officer III Victor Tan, a former officer with the LAPD Vice Squad. Patrick St. Esprit appears as Commander Robert Hicks, a senior LAPD official with the Special Operations Bureau and an old friend of the Kay.
All the main cast members returned for season 3.
S.W.A.T Plot: What is it about?
The show follows the Special Weapons and Tactics Team into their daring adventures where every episode is an adrenaline-fueled new case – from trying to arrest the leader of a human trafficking ring to running into the Turkish drug cartel, protecting families of people involved in high-profile cases, and diffusing bombs.
In an episode titled “S.O.S,” the SWAT teams infiltrates a hijacked ship. In another episode, they take down the kidnappers of an internet mogul’s daughter and save diamond merchants from a group of robbers who are picking them clean. In another episode, they deal with a psychotically obsessed fan of a female vlogger. They are forced to relive and revisit the memories of a school shooting when a criminal tries to plan a similar attack, and they have to stop him before he gets too close to turn his plan into action. In one of the episodes, they work hard trying to prevent a terrorist organisation that is trying to use plutonium for destruction. In another episode, we see them trying to safeguard an LGBTQ Pride event when the haters seem to be more violent than was predicted.
When asked Shemar Moore, one of the leading stars of the show to say something about the series, he said, ”We’re dealing with racism, we’re dealing with fear issues from all ethnicities versus blue. Hopefully, that ‘versus’ by watching S.W.A.T., over time, we can create a little more understanding, a little more compassion, between blue and civilians — all civilians.” He was extremely excited about the show which he expressed by saying, “It’s a thrill ride, no joke. Justin Lin directed the pilot — it’s just insane, it’s non-stop. You’re not going to the bathroom, you’re not going to fill up your drink, you’re just going to sit on the couch and go, ‘Will these commercials, please stop because we need to see what this is.’”
Here’s season 3 trailer. Head to CBS All Access to watch all the episodes of previous seasons.
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