More Ryan Phillippe: USA Network Renews ‘Shooter’ For Season 2
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Ryan Phillipe as a sniper will return in the drama series “Shooter.” The show just received a renewal for Season from USA Network. This despite several delays to debut the series because of real-life mass shooting incidents that happened in America.
“Shooter” is based off the movie that starred Mark Wahlberg, who is also involved as the series as executive producer. The full press release of the renewal for “Shooter” is below.
War hero. Family man. Fugitive. Bob Lee Swagger’s story in season one of Shooter has no shortage of thrills, suspense, drama, and all-around badassery. Now, as an early Christmas gift for Shooter fans, USA Network has announced a season two pick-up of the action series starring Ryan Phillippe and Omar Epps.
Based on the bestselling novel Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter and the 2007 Paramount film starring Mark Wahlberg, Shooter follows the journey of Bob Lee Swagger (Phillippe), a highly-decorated veteran who is coaxed back into action to prevent a plot to kill the President. When Swagger’s former commanding officer, Isaac Johnson (Epps), solicits his expertise for a clandestine operation, Swagger discovers that he has been framed and must do everything in his power to protect his family and clear his name.
Bolstered by a strong lead-in from WWE Smackdown, along with a highly engaged audience, Shooter is USA Network’s #1 new series year-to-date among viewers age 18 to 34, and the combination of Smackdown and Shooter has made USA the #1 ad-supported entertainment cable network on Tuesday nights from 8-11PM.
“John Hlavin and the team behind Shooter have delivered a compelling action thriller that consistently engages a strong and loyal audience,” said Chris McCumber, president of entertainment networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “We look forward to partnering once again with Paramount Television and Universal Cable Productions as we follow Bob Lee into his next chapter.”
You can binge-watch the first five episodes of Shooter on demand, at USANetwork.com, or the USA Now app. New episodes air every Tuesday night on USA Network at 10/9c.