There is no doubt this thrilling military drama series has captivated audiences worldwide and has left fans eagerly awaiting news about its future as it showcases the high-stakes world of the United States Navy SEALs. So far, it has been a compelling ride, making it a successful show that made its debut back in September 2017. Now, after six successful seasons, it’s a bit bittersweet for the fans to finally say goodbye!
Yes, you read it right: The SEAL Team is coming to an end with the seventh season, which is set to go into production in early December and will air sometime around 2024. After being renewed for months, the seventh season is confirmed to officially conclude the series.
This clarifies any doubts about whether the show would be renewed or canceled in the future for additional seasons. So, it’s a relief to know that the show creators always planned to end sooner than you think. After knowing this update, we are certain the fans might be guessing why the decision to end the show was made. So, if you have the same query, then you’ve come to the right place.
We’ve compiled a quick summary of everything you need to know about the cancelation of the SEAL Team at Paramount+.
— SEAL Team (@SEALTeam_pplus) November 15, 2023
SEAL Team: Why is the show not renewed for another season?
Executive producers Spencer Hudnut and Christopher Chulack stated:
“It has been a privilege to tell stories over seven seasons that honor the bravery and heroism of all who serve our country. We are deeply grateful to our amazing group of actors, writers, directors and talented crew, especially the hundreds of veterans who have worked on this show.
We’d like to thank CBS Studios, Paramount+ and CBS for their partnership and support over the years, and we offer heartfelt gratitude to the fans who joined Bravo Team week after week and season after season. While we wish we could continue to shine a spotlight on areas where we can do better for our service members even after season seven comes to an end, it is our hope that the collective ‘SEAL Team’ community will stay in the fight when it comes to protecting our protectors.”
In addition to this, Jeff Grossman, EVP of Content & Business Operations at Paramount Streaming, said:
“From its four seasons on the CBS Network to its three-season run here at Paramount+, SEAL Team has built an incredible legacy that celebrates and honors the brave men and women who serve in the armed forces.” Further adding, “Our thanks to David Boreanaz and the entire cast and crew for bringing this phenomenal and thought-provoking series to life. We look forward to celebrating their work and giving Team Bravo fans a fantastic final season.”
David Stapf, President of CBS Studios, stated:
“When we first heard the pitch for SEAL Team almost seven years ago, I was struck by the producers’ genuine passion to tell authentic stories that honored and celebrated the sacrifice of veterans and all those who serve our country. Since that first meeting, they have not wavered in that mission.
The characters, storylines, and cast performances have continued to be both nuanced and powerful. Thank you to David, Spencer, Chris, Mark, and the entire cast and crew for their partnership, creative vision, and dedication. We are looking forward to an exciting and satisfying seventh and final season.”
— SEAL Team (@SEALTeam_pplus) January 18, 2023
SEAL Team Season 7: About the final season
The exact plot has not been confirmed, but the show will stick to its premise, which, according to the official logline, follows:
“Failure isn’t an option for the new Navy SEALs, and that kind of pressure can take a toll on the members of the special operations forces’ most elite unit. This team – which includes Jason, the group’s intense leader, and Ray, Jason’s longtime confidant, along with loyal soldier Sonny and SEAL hopeful Clay – trains, plans, and executes some of the most dangerous, high-stakes missions and deploys for clandestine missions around the globe at a moment’s notice. While serving their country is a worthy and rewarding cause, it can put a strain on the SEALs and their families, causing the guys to look out for one another in the face of seemingly overwhelming odds, both on and off the job.”
The main cast from the sixth season who are expected to return in the seventh season are as follows:
David Boreanaz as Jason Hayes, Neil Brown Jr. as Ray Perry, AJ Buckley as Sonny Quinn, Toni Trucks as Lisa Davis, and Raffi Barsoumian as Omar Hamza. The recurring cast includes Jessica Paré as Mandy Ellis, Alona Tal as Stella Baxter, Parisa Fakhri as Naima Perry, Jusitin Melnick as Brock Reynolds, Judd Lormand as Eric Blackburn, Mike Wade as Wes Soto, Tyler Grey as Trent Sawyer, and Dita The Hair Missile Dog as Cerberus.
On the other hand, it has already been confirmed that the next season will not feature Max Thieriot (Special Warfare Operator First Class Clay Spenser, a.k.a. Bravo 6/6B) after the character was killed off last season. SEAL Team is produced by CBS Studios and executive-produced by Spencer Hudnut, Christopher Chulack, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Mark Owen, and Boreanaz.
Moreover, the series is distributed worldwide by Paramount Global Content Distribution.
Lastly, the seventh season will include a total of 10 episodes with an average runtime of 43–49 minutes, just like the sixth season. Along with the prior seasons, it will be available on all prior platforms that have streaming rights, as well as on-air on FuboTV or Paramount. All the seasons are currently available to watch for free on the CBS platform. It is also available to rent or buy on Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, and Amazon Instant Video, based on the viewers’ location, with preferred membership.
In Canada, the series is available on Global TV at the same time as the United States premiere.
— CBS Studios (@CBSTVStudios) January 18, 2023