S.W.A.T. Season 6: Expected release date, plot and everything else you need to know

S.W.A.T. Season 6
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Is S.W.A.T. Season 6 coming anytime soon? Read on to find out.

S.W.A.T. is a procedural action-drama series that is based on the 1975 television series of the same name created by Robert Hamner and developed by Rick Husky. The series follows Sergeant Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson, who is a local from Los Angeles and a former Marine. Hondo is torn between his loyalty to the streets and his duty to their fellow officers.

He runs a highly-trained task force that ultimately tackled the most dangerous criminal gangs in Los Angeles. He is given the responsibility to lead a special weapon and tactical unit as he is both black and born and raised in LA and works as a bridge between the force and the community.

The series was developed by Aaron Rahsaan Thomas and Shawn Ryan and the first season premiered on November 2, 2017. The fifth season of the show was released on October 1, 2021, and it was renewed for a sixth season in April 2022. The series has managed to gather a good amount of fans, and they are eagerly waiting to see more of the procedural drama.

Here’s everything you need to know about S.W.A.T. Season 6.

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S.W.A.T. Season 6 Expected Release Date

Unfortunately, there’s no exact release date for the sixth season as of now. But we know that the series will return on CBS this fall. So, we can expect S.W.A.T. Season 6 to arrive sometime between September to November 2022. The series was given a green signal in April 2022 when lead actor Shemar Moore took to Instagram on April 9, informing followers to expect a sixth season to hit their screens soon.

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S.W.A.T. Season 6 Plot

The finale of Season 5 was full of shock, action, and drama. The episode was titled Farewell, and many things happened at the end of Season 5. Street awoke in bed with his fantasy girl. He had feelings for Chris for a long time, and he was deeply relieved as she had finally confessed that she loved him too, and they finally slept together. Chris tried to sneak out before Luca arrived, but Luca arrived early and saw the two of them together and was very happy for them. He tried to give them a high-five, but Chris refused. She told him not to tell anyone as it was Chris’s last day, and the couple didn’t want any rumor to ruin it.

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Later, while moving in and out of Hondo’s house, Daniel Sr. saw a pregnancy test inside one of Nichelle’s boxes. He had to tell his son about it as he thought Nichelle might be in danger. Hondo was very excited and tried holding his smile and failed miserably in that. When the time came for someone to risk his life for the task, Luca went in as Hondo was about to become a dad.

Hondo and Nichelle decided to name Luca their baby’s godfather. In the next season, we’ll probably see more of the Street and Chris relationship and what will be the premise of next season be with Chris leaving.

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S.W.A.T Season 6 Cast

The main characters are expected to return for S.W.A.T. Season 6, including:

Shemar Moore as Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson

Rochelle Aytes as Nichelle

Alex Russell as James “Jim” Street

Kenny Johnson as Dominique Luca

Jay Harrington David “Deacon” Kay

David Lim Victor Tan

S.W.A.T. Season 6

Lina Esco is leaving the show ahead of Season 6. She played the role of the team’s sniper Christine “Chris” Alonso. She has been one of the main cast members since 2019, alongside the remaining members. She posted a heartfelt note on social media and called this decision “one of the most difficult decisions I’ve ever had to make.”

She said, “Bringing to life a strong, smart, bisexual character like Chris Alonso has been both a pleasure and a powerful opportunity to increase visibility for diverse women everywhere. Five years later, I am leaving S.W.A.T. to pursue new creative endeavors. Chris never backs down from the unknown and as an actor and director, I’m excited to step out of my comfort zone and embark on a new chapter, too.”

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Showrunners Shawn Ryan and Andy Dettmann also released a statement appreciating her service on the show as well as behind the cameras. The statement reads,

“For five seasons and 106 episodes, we’ve had the pleasure to watch Lina Esco bring Chris Alonso to life on S.W.A.T. When Lina came to us a year ago to express her desire to eventually pursue other endeavors, we all worked hard to give Chris a proper, season-long sendoff, knowing what an important, iconic character she’s been to our audience. Lina rewarded us with this season with thrilling performances as well as a terrific job directing an episode. What Lina brought to the show, and what Chris represented to our audience, are hard to replace. We’ll miss Chris, but we’ll especially miss Lina, as we wish her the best of luck with everything she chooses to do next”.

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Where to watch S.W.A.T.?

All the previous seasons of S.W.A.T. are available to watch on CBS.