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Shooter is an American television drama series based on the 2007 film of the same name and the novel Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter.[1] The show stars Ryan Phillippe in the lead role of Bob Lee Swagger, an expert marksman living in exile who is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president.[2] USA Network picked up the pilot in August 2015[3] and ordered the pilot to series in February 2016.[4]

Shooter
Shooter TV Series Key Cast Art.jpg
Promo art
Genre
Based on Point of Impact
by Stephen Hunter
Developed by John Hlavin, Matty Kirwin
Starring
Composer(s) Bobby Krlic
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 15 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s) Ryan Phillippe
Location(s) Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Santa Clarita, California
Cinematography Michael Eley
Jamie Reynoso
Editor(s)
Production company(s)
Distributor NBCUniversal Television Distribution
Release
Original network USA Network
Original release November 15, 2016 (2016-11-15) – present
External links
Website www.usanetwork.com/shooter/

The series was originally set to premiere on July 19, 2016, but was postponed a week to July 26, due to the July 7 Dallas shootings.[5] Following the Baton Rouge police officer shootings on July 17, the series was pulled from USA's summer schedule entirely.[6] On October 3, 2016, USA announced the new premiere date for Shooter would be November 15, 2016.[7] On December 19, 2016, the series was renewed for a second season which premiered on July 18, 2017.[8]

Contents

Cast and charactersEdit

MainEdit

RecurringEdit

  • David Marciano as Howard Utey, Nadine Memphis' superior at the FBI (season 1)
  • Lexy Kolker as Mary Swagger, Bob Lee's and Julie's daughter
  • Tom Sizemore as Hugh Meachum, a CIA black ops operative with mysterious motives (season 1)
  • Sean Cameron Michael as Grigory Krukov, a Russian FSB agent (season 1)[14]
  • Beverly D'Angelo as Patricia Gregson, a former National Security Advisor[15]
  • Harry Hamlin as Addison Hayes, a mysterious and powerful mastermind whose agenda will collide with Swagger (season 2)[16]

ProductionEdit

On July 6, 2016, while filming a scene at Agua Dulce Airpark, actor Tom Sizemore accidentally ran over a stuntman. Sizemore was supposed to enter the Cadillac Escalade and stay there until the scene ended, but the stunt coordinator told him to pull out, not realizing that the stuntman was behind him.[17]

On July 26, 2017, the second season episode order was cut back from the planned ten episodes to the eight episodes already filmed due to Ryan Phillippe having broken his leg on July 16, 2017, in an incident unrelated to the series.[18]

EpisodesEdit

Series overviewEdit

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 10 November 15, 2016 (2016-11-15) January 17, 2017 (2017-01-17)
2 8[18] July 18, 2017 (2017-07-18) TBA

Season 1 (2016–17)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 1 "Point of Impact" Simon Cellan Jones Story by : John Hlavin
Teleplay by : John Hlavin & Jonathan Lemkin
November 15, 2016 (2016-11-15) 1.44[19]
Bob Lee Swagger, a retired Marine Corps sniper, is approached by Isaac, his former captain, now in the secret service, to do some security work before the President's visit to Seattle. His job is to scout the venues for possible sniper nests due to credible threat. But he can't prevent the shot from being taken. The visiting Ukrainian President is the victim and Bob Lee is the fall guy. Nadine, a disgraced FBI agent, arrests him.
2 2 "Exfil" Simon Cellan Jones John Hlavin November 22, 2016 (2016-11-22) 1.25[20]
Awaiting arraignment Bob Lee has to stay alive in federal prison, while the conspirators are trying to get him killed. During one of those botched attempts Bob Lee manages to escape. He vows to do what he does best, hunt.
3 3 "Musa Qala" Roxann Dawson Adam E. Fierro November 29, 2016 (2016-11-29) 1.67[21]
Since Bob Lee is out in the world, he's subject of a manhunt. He's able to tell his wife that Isaac is part of the conspiracy and later gets help from a friend at the VA to fake his own death and become a ghost. He trusts Nadine with this secret.
4 4 "Overwatch" Simon Cellan Jones T.J. Brady & Rasheed Newson December 6, 2016 (2016-12-06) 1.36[22]
In flashbacks, Isaac is saved by Bob Lee in Afghanistan in a plot to snatch a warlord for the CIA. Meanwhile, the conspirators try to silence Nadine, who started asking the wrong questions. However, Bob Lee is just in time to save her.
5 5 "Recon by Fire" Adam Davidson Dara Resnik December 13, 2016 (2016-12-13) 1.30[23]
Bob Lee finds the original bullet used in the assassination and traces it back to a fringe militia. Even though they aren't the source for the bullet, they are preparing for something nefarious and Bob Lee stops them.
6 6 "Killing Zone" Simon Cellan Jones Matt Bosack December 20, 2016 (2016-12-20) 1.53[24]
Bob Lee follows the breadcrumbs, the bullet left, to his former instructor, O'Brien. He tells Bob Lee to find the "black kings", one of only four sniper rifles capable of making the shot. He gives Bob Lee his own black king after they both deal with a clandestine outfit the conspirators send on their path called "Annex B". Nadine is finally able to convince her boss at the FBI some things aren't adding up.
7 7 "Danger Close" Christoph Schrewe Tim Talbott December 27, 2016 (2016-12-27) 1.63[25]
Bob Lee crosses the country to find the shooter while Julie deals with a family betrayal. Meanwhile, Nadine contacts a Ukrainian reporter who can explain the conspiracy. Also, Isaac questions his allegiance.
8 8 "Red on Red" Kevin Bray Matthew Newman January 3, 2017 (2017-01-03) 1.43[26]
Bob Lee and Nadine weave a plan to secure the evidence that could expose the conspiracy. Meanwhile, Isaac gropes for an exit strategy, Payne tries to flee, and Julie and Mary face grave danger.
9 9 "Ballistic Advantage" Christoph Schrewe T.J. Brady & Rasheed Newson January 10, 2017 (2017-01-10) 1.42[27]
Bob Lee must broker a dangerous exchange in order to save his family. Meanwhile, Nadine struggles to balance her allegiances to Bob Lee and the FBI. Later, Isaac strikes a tenuous deal for his freedom.
10 10 "Primer Contact" Simon Cellan Jones John Hlavin January 17, 2017 (2017-01-17) 1.45[28]
Bob Lee, Julie, Nadine, and Isaac must work together to breach the Russian Embassy, save Mary, shut down the conspiracy and its remaining players, and prove Bob Lee is innocent once and for all.

Season 2 (2017)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title  Directed by Written by Original air date  U.S. viewers
(millions)
11 1 "The Hunting Party" Yuval Adler John Hlavin July 18, 2017 (2017-07-18) 1.51[29]
12 2 "Remember the Alamo" Yuval Adler Will Staples July 25, 2017 (2017-07-25) 1.17[30]
13 3 "Don't Mess With Texas" Jaime Reynoso T.J. Brady & Rasheed Newson August 1, 2017 (2017-08-01) 1.16[31]
14 4 "The Dark End of the Street" David Straiton Kate Barnow August 8, 2017 (2017-08-08) 1.27[32]
15 5 "The Man Called Noon" Lukas Ettlin Jennifer Cacicio & John Hlavin August 15, 2017 (2017-08-15) 1.19[33]
16 6 "Across the Rio Grande"[34] TBA TBA August 22, 2017 (2017-08-22) TBD
17 7 "Someplace Like Bolivia"[34] TBA TBA August 29, 2017 (2017-08-29) TBD
18 8 "That'll Be the Day"[34] TBA TBA September 5, 2017 (2017-09-05) TBD

BroadcastEdit

Shooter airs on Tuesdays at 10:00 pm on USA Network. The episodes are approximately 43 minutes, and are broadcast in both high- and standard definition. In addition, the streaming service Netflix started to broadcast the series in certain regions worldwide, the first season weekly on November 15, 2016, with a one-day delay with respect to the original United States broadcast.[35]

ReceptionEdit

Shooter received mixed reviews from critics. On the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the series has an approval rating of 44%, based on 16 reviews, with an average rating of 5.9/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Ryan Phillippe's efforts aren't enough to salvage Shooter, a tedious, under-developed drama that lacks an original voice or perspective."[36] On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating, the series has a score 60 out of 100, based on 10 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[37]

RatingsEdit

Season 1 (2016–17)Edit

No. Title Air date Rating/share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
1 "Point of Impact" November 15, 2016 0.5 1.44[19]
2 "Exfil" November 22, 2016 0.4 1.25[20]
3 "Musa Qala" November 29, 2016 0.5 1.67[21]
4 "Overwatch" December 6, 2016 0.5 1.36[22]
5 "Recon by Fire" December 13, 2016 0.4 1.30[23]
6 "Killing Zone" December 20, 2016 0.5 1.53[24]
7 "Danger Close" December 27, 2016 0.5 1.63[25]
8 "Red on Red" January 3, 2017 0.5 1.43[26]
9 "Ballistic Advantage" January 10, 2017 0.5 1.42[27]
10 "Primer Contact" January 17, 2017 0.5 1.45[28]

Season 2 (2017)Edit

No. Title Air date Rating/share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "The Hunting Party" July 18, 2017 0.4 1.51[29] 0.4 1.26 0.8 2.77[38]
2 "Remember the Alamo" July 25, 2017 0.3 1.17[30] N/A N/A N/A N/A
3 "Don't Mess With Texas" August 1, 2017 0.3 1.16[31] 0.4 1.33 0.7 2.49[39]
4 "The Dark End of the Street" August 8, 2017 0.3 1.27[32] TBD TBD TBD TBD
5 "The Man Called Noon" August 15, 2017 0.3 1.19[33] TBD TBD TBD TBD
6 "Across the Rio Grande" August 22, 2017 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
7 "Someplace Like Bolivia" August 29, 2017 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
8 "That'll Be the Day" September 5, 2017 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

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