The military, also known as Militia in Spanish, is one of the most crucial bodies that define the functioning of a nation. Defense teaches us discipline, patriotism, and the power of sacrifice. Whether it is the army on land or the navy on water, these officers know what they are getting into from day one. A direct consequence of the same is suffered by their families too, as they do not get enough time to spend with their loved ones and need to always be prepared for the worst.
With warfare and new forms of war unfolding in the political hypocrisy of the world, shows that help us feel connected to these officers and the homeland become a must-watch. SEAL Team is an action-fiction that has been airing since 2017 and has had six successful seasons so far. What is interesting is that despite the show being renewed for Season 7, no updates and only delays have been seen so far. In such a case, the fans are wondering if this long break will impact the story and, if yes, whether the impact is positive or negative. Let us find out.
SEAL Team Season 7: How will the long break affect the story?
Yes. The long break will impact the story. But how? CBS Network has a fall lineup for 2023, and SEAL Team does not make it to the list. The show was not going to return for season seven in the first place. The show has been transferred to Paramount+ after season five, and the network has also not included the show on its fall release list. But Why so? Initial rumors suggested that the show would be officially canceled as, despite the release in September 2022, the linear viewership was disappointing and the investments high, as the show requires action sequences that need more money. In such a case, the show would have ideally shut down, but seeing its past success and one-of-a-kind genre, the makers and Paramount+ officially gave the show a renewal and a last chance in January 2023.
Due to budget constraints, everything was running delayed, and then the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes left no stone unturned to stop the process completely. The show was still in the ideation period when the strikes and no chances of negotiation hit them. This scenario brought greater challenges. With such high production costs and Paramount+ already canceling shows, will SEAL Team make it through?
Yes. The show is not going to go by the experimental method, which led to the downfall of season six, and follow the classic approach where SEALs will be given a single mission that will impact them and their families in many ways. They are deciding to reduce the episode count or release the show in parts, just so that the adrenaline to see the high-stakes tasks is maintained. But fans are curious as Jason has gone a step ahead and tried to make this script one of the best so far. The show has a 7.8/10 IMDb rating and can be streamed on Paramount+.
While the show is expected to begin filming in 2024 and release by the fall of 2024, it is good to see that the same cast is going to return. We can see David Boreanaz (Jason Hayes), Neil Brown Jr.(Ray Perry), A. J. Buckley (Sonny Quinn), Raffi Barsoumian (Omar Hamza), Toni Trucks (Lisa Davis), Judd Lormand (Eric Blackburn), Parisa Fakhri (Naima Perry), Justin Melnick (Brock). The show will also see a reduced episode count. We can see a reduction from 14 to just 8-10 episodes, but let us be relieved as the show is still happening!
With the Writer’s and SAG-AFTRA Strikes impacting many shows and productions, one can hope for negotiations in the upcoming meetings in September and hope for a smooth return of shows.