The final chapter of heart-pumping thrills and intense drama is definitely on the way! Continue reading to find out more about
S.W.A.T. Season 7.
The summer streaming season is one of the nicest times of the year for many fandoms, who are eagerly awaiting the premiere of their favorite shows’ new seasons across various television networks. One of the top broadcast networks whose catalog is filled with original series covering all the scepters of entertainment, including crime, comedy, romance, etc., is the CBS network.
In the first six months of 2023 alone, the network has renewed so many series, one of which is the popular action drama television series S.W.A.T. This show exists in a shared universe with the FX crime drama The Shield, which Ryan also created, which excited the fans to know what the future of this series holds for them. But much to the viewer’s shock, back in May 2023, the series was suddenly canceled after six seasons!
This sudden move caused a major outcry from fans that led CBS to eventually reverse its decision to reinstate the series for a seventh and final season for the 2023–24 television season a few days later, which was a huge relief for them as this show deserved a proper ending! Ever since the series was greenlit, it’s been quite a while, and the fans are eagerly waiting to know what new updates will be disclosed by the show creators or the cast in the summer season.
So, if you are wondering the same and want to know everything, then we can assure you that you have reached the right place to know all your answers about the much-anticipated seventh season, which we definitely think is going to captivate the audience once again as it has done for the last six years! Here is everything we know so far about the potential release date of S.W.A.T. Season 7.
S.W.A.T. Season 7 Release Date: When will it be confirmed?
If you’re wondering when the seventh season will be released, then we’ll confirm to you that as of writing this, no confirmation about the potential release date has been hinted at by the show creators as it is way too early to reveal such information, especially when we consider the fact that the ongoing 2023 Writers Guild of America strike has changed the course of the 2023-24 fall schedule hence there is no way that the network will confirm the dates this summer season.
But there is still a chance that the only update we’ll get is the revised fall schedule confirming the new release date! There is a likelihood that the network will release a new list in the coming weeks, as there is no chance that filming of the new episodes will begin by the summer season, as the majority of the writer’s room is currently on hiatus, and we don’t expect them to resume work on the scripts anytime soon, maybe once a proper resolution has been made for the writer’s pay.
Until then, the expectation of the series returning sometime around the fall of 2023, with October being the likely time frame, seems bleak. As the network might be considering beginning production later this year by setting a new release window for the series to officially make its comeback and premiere sometime in 2024 while retaining the release of new episodes every Friday at 8:00 p.m.in order to avoid any hurdles in the execution process that can cause unnecessary delays that no one wants.
Additionally, the latest report by Deadline states that CBS already seems to be taking crucial measures and might have started to look at alternative dates!
George Cheeks, President and CEO of CBS and Chief Content Officer, during a keynote at Banff moderated by Deadline’s Peter White, stated, “We wanted to build our schedule for when the world goes back to normal,” Cheeks said. Further adding, “Once we had done that, once we locked it in, we spent a lot of time focusing on what it’s going to look like.” He elaborated that a revised CBS fall scheduling plan is expected to be revealed soon. “First of all, obviously it’s going to be very reality-heavy,” he said.
Until there is an official confirmation, we request the fans to keep a closer eye on social media to get all the details on the release date, which will eventually be acknowledged. Also, check out the renewal announcement as confirmed last month, quoting, “We have listened to our viewers and their outpouring of passion for S.W.A.T. and we have reached an agreement to renew it for a final season of 13 episodes to air during the 2023-2024 broadcast year,” Amy Reisenbach, President, CBS Entertainment, and Katherine Pope, President, Sony Pictures Television Studios, said in a joint statement.
Further adding, “S.W.A.T. has aired for six seasons on CBS and garnered a devoted following. We are pleased that we found a way to bring it back and give closure to the show’s storylines and characters, which audiences deserve. Once again, we appreciate the talents and efforts of the cast, writers, producers, and crew, and everyone who has contributed to the success of S.W.A.T. We look forward to its return next season.” Take a look at the official statement below:
— S.W.A.T. (@swatcbs) May 9, 2023
S.W.A.T. Season 7 Plot: What can the fans expect to see in the new season?
Not much has been disclosed about the plot, but the new season will definitely explore the basic premise which follows:
Daniel Harrelson, a Los Angeles S.W.A.T. lieutenant, is assigned to lead a highly skilled unit in the community where he grew up. Torn between loyalty to the streets, where the cops are sometimes the enemy, and allegiance to his brothers in blue, he strategically straddles the two worlds. Hondo encourages his team to rely on communication and respect over force and aggression, but when a crisis erupts, these unflinching men and women are prepared to put their tactical training to the test.
Lastly, even though there is so much silence about the exact plot, there is no doubt that the new season will continue the plot and character arcs from the finale episode, “Legacy,” of the sixth season, in which the viewers got to see that the team works with the DEA to stop a ruthless cartel boss waging war on the streets of Los Angeles as he exacts revenge on those who killed his son. Take a look at the official promo of the final episodes if you haven’t streamed the prior seasons yet. As this 10-second promo will give you an idea of the overall plot that has transpired so far:
S.W.A.T. Season 7 Cast: Who will reprise their roles?
The main cast members of the series who are expected to reprise their roles are as follows: Shemar Moore as Sergeant II Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson Jr., Alex Russell as Officer III James “Jim” Street, Kenny Johnson as Officer III+1 Dominique Luca, David Lim as Officer III Victor Tan, Patrick St. Esprit as Commander Robert Hicks, Rochelle Aytes as Nichelle Carmichael, and Jay Harrington as Sergeant II David “Deacon” Kay.
The recurring cast members include Lou Ferrigno Jr. as Sergeant II Donovan Rocker, David Ress Snell as Detective John Burrows, Anna Enger Ritch as Officer III Zoe Powell, Brigitte Kali Canales as Officer III Alexis Cabrera, Mark Labella as LEK, Niko Pepaj as Officer III Miguel Alfaro, and Kelly Overton as Officer III Eva Durant. There can be some additions and removals from the cast, which will be confirmed later as the filming of the final episodes begins.
The action drama is produced by Sony Pictures Television and CBS Studios. Aaron Rahsaan Thomas, Shawn Ryan, Justin Lin, Neal Moritz, Marney Hochman, Danielle Woodrow, Pavun Shetty, Allison Cross, Craig Gore, Billy Gierhart, and Andy Dettman executive produce.
— S.W.A.T. (@swatcbs) April 14, 2023
S.W.A.T. Season 7 Episodes: Where to stream?
The next season is confirmed to include 13 episodes with a running time of 44 minutes, which makes it a short season as the final goodbye of the beloved series. The episodes are expected to drop on a weekly basis, which is perfect for rolling out the episodes on a proper schedule. Moreover, the official episode title and synopsis of the season have not been revealed yet.
There is no chance the show creators will release such information, which can lead to potential spoilers that won’t be good for the audience as the series is still in the pre-production stage. All the seasons are available on the CBS channel and later on Paramount Plus. It is also available to stream on FuboTV or Hulu Plus. The series is also available to rent or buy on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and Vudu, depending on the location and the preferred membership plans that the users can choose from.
On the other hand, it is available for free on the Pluto and CBS platforms, depending on the viewer’s location. For the international audience, Sony Pictures Television distributes the series. The show airs on Sunday nights on Sky Max in the United Kingdom. The show airs on Wednesday nights on AXN Asia in Southeast Asia. The series streams on Netflix in the United States.
— Sony Pictures Television 📺 (@SPTV) May 25, 2023
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