Monday, December 19, 2016

USA Renews 'Shooter' for Season 2

After being twice-delayed on the schedule, USA's new original drama Shooter launched in November to strong ratings. And now, the cable network has renewed the drama for a second season, which will debut in 2017.

Based on Stephen Hunter's best-selling novel Point of Impact and the 2007 feature film of the same name, Shooter stars Ryan Phillippe as Bob Lee Swagger, an off-the-grid former Marine sniper who is coaxed into action to thwart the killing of the president. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he must call upon all the skills he acquired as a decorated sharpshooter to avoid capture while hunting down and exposing the traitors who set him up.

The drama also stars Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Omar Epps, Eddie McClintock and Shantel VanSanten.

John Hlavin developed the series. He executive produces with Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson. Paramount Television, Universal Cable Productions, Closest to the Hole Productions and Leverage Entertainment produce.

"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, NBCU 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."