With a few weeks left for 2023 to end, the anticipation within the S.W.A.T. fandom has reached new heights, as they have been speculating whether their favorite show will be returning in 2024 or not. Especially after learning that the sixth season ended with Hondo and his team, together with the DEA and its leader, Special Agent Mack Boyle, racing against time to stop Sancho Zamora.
He is a powerful Mexican drug lord, and the head of the Zamora Cartel started a war in the streets of Los Angeles against those who killed his son and heir.
This cliffhanger has left many speculating about how the story will progress further in terms of ending the series, which will bid farewell with the seventh season. To avoid any further confusion about the potential release date, we have compiled all the latest information that has been floating over the web in the face of rumors in order to give clarity to our beloved readers.
Here is everything we currently know about S.W.A.T. Season 7.
S.W.A.T. Season 7 Release Date: When will it premiere on CBS?
The much-awaited seventh season was revived a few days later after being canceled by CBS after six seasons. Since then, the fans have been patiently waiting for any new updates about the official release date.
So, if you are wondering the same, then don’t worry. We can assure the readers that the seventh season, which will also be the final one, is scheduled to premiere next year on Friday, February 16, 2024, from 8 to 9 PM, as per the official Twitter handle of S.W.A.T., it will be followed by the 14th season premiere of Blue Bloods at 10 to 11 PM on CBS and later on Paramount Plus.
The official X (formerly known as Twitter) handle of the show also confirmed the official release date with their followers, quoting, “Hands in — Season 7 is just a ways away. Do you copy? #SWAT” Take a look at the post below:
— S.W.A.T. (@swatcbs) November 13, 2023
S.W.A.T. Season 7 Plot: What to expect?
Not much has been disclosed about the exact plotlines, but the seventh season is expected to be true to the basic premise, which is going to be a rollercoaster ride with a proper conclusion as it’s the final season.
Check out the official synopsis of the show:
“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, there is no doubt that the new season will continue from the finale, “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.
— S.W.A.T. (@swatcbs) May 9, 2023
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., and 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.
There can be some additions and removals from the cast, which will be confirmed later as the filming of the final season commences. Moreover, the cast members who are reported to not return are Stephanie Sigman as SWAT Captain Jessica Cortez left to join the FBI and has not been seen since, so there is a chance she might not return; Lina Esco as SWAT Officer Chris Alonso has also left to pursue other projects, which makes her return a bit uncertain.
Peter Onorati as Jeff Mumford left the series with his character Jeff retiring after being shot, and Amy Farrington as Lieutenant Piper Lynch isn’t expected to reappear in the final season. Lastly, this 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.
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— CBS (@CBS) November 13, 2023
S.W.A.T. Season 7 Frequently Asked Questions
How many episodes will be there?
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 farewell 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 this early on, as it could lead to potential spoilers!
Where to stream?
All the seasons are available on the CBS channel and later on Paramount Plus.
The viewers can use live streaming services to watch the show on YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV. It is also available to stream on FuboTV or Hulu Plus, depending on the preferred membership plans that the users can choose from. It is also available for free on Pluto, depending on the viewer’s location. For an international audience, Sony Pictures Television distributes the series. The show airs on Sunday nights on Sky Max in the United Kingdom.
The show also airs on AXN Asia in Southeast Asia and on Netflix in the United States.
In which universe does the series take place?
The show exists in a shared universe with the FX crime drama The Shield, which Ryan also created.
Is there any official teaser released for S.W.A.T. Season 7?
Yes! The network released a short 16-second teaser trailer highlighting that this season will, in fact, be the final season, as after six seasons, S.W.A.T. will return for one last mission on CBS.
The teaser features Shemar Moore, Kenny Johnson, Stephanie Sigman, and Alex Russell, which is based on the 1975 television series of the same name created by Robert Hamner, developed by Rick Husky, and the 2003 movie of the same name by Clark Johnson. The teaser emphasizes that the series centers on Los Angeles Police Department Sergeant Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson.
A lifelong Los Angeles local and former Marine, Hondo has been tapped to lead a new “last stop” Special Weapons and Tactics unit of the LAPD. Because he is both black and L.A.-born and raised, Hondo feels deeply loyal not only to his “brothers in blue” but also to the people they serve. Take a look at the official teaser trailer below: