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Shooter is an American television drama series based on the novel Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter[1] and the 2007 film also named Shooter. 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]

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Promo art
Based on Point of Impact
by Stephen Hunter
Developed by John Hlavin
Composer(s) Bobby Krlic
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s) Ryan Phillippe
Location(s) Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Santa Clarita, California
Cinematography Michael Eley
Jamie Reynoso
Production company(s)
Original network USA Network
Original release November 15, 2016 (2016-11-15) – present
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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 a new premiere date for Shooter, which premiered on November 15, 2016.[7] On December 19, 2016, the series was renewed for a second season which is set to premiere on July 18, 2017.[8]


Main cast and charactersEdit


Shooter airs on Tuesdays at 10:00 pm on USA Network. The episodes are approximately forty-three 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.[15]


No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
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[16]
Bob, a retired Marine Corps Sniper, is approached by Isaac, his former Captain, now in the secret service, to do some security work ahead the President's visit to Seattle. His job, scouting the venues for possible sniper nests because of credible threat. He can't prevent the shot from being taken. The visiting Ukrainian President is the victim and Bob is the fall guy. Nadine, a disgraced FBI agent, arrests Bob.
2 "Exfil" Simon Cellan Jones John Hlavin November 22, 2016 (2016-11-22) 1.25[17]
Awaiting arraignment Bob has to stay alive in federal prison, while the conspirators are trying to get him killed. During one of those botched attempts Bob manages to escape. He vows to do what he does best, hunt.
3 "Musa Qala" Roxann Dawson Adam E. Fierro November 29, 2016 (2016-11-29) 1.67[18]
Since Bob is out, 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 VA to fake his own death and become a ghost. He trusts Nadine with this secret.
4 "Overwatch" Simon Cellan Jones T.J. Brady & Rasheed Newson December 6, 2016 (2016-12-06) 1.36[19]
In flashbacks we see what how Isaac got saved by Bob 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. Bob is just in time to save her.
5 "Recon by Fire" Adam Davidson Dara Resnik December 13, 2016 (2016-12-13) 1.30[20]
Bob 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 stops them.
6 "Killing Zone" Simon Cellan Jones Matt Bosack December 20, 2016 (2016-12-20) 1.53[21]
Bob follows the breadcrumbs, the bullet left, to his former instructor, O'Brien. He tells Bob to find the black kings, one of only 4 guns capable of making the shot, and gives Bob his own black king after they both deal with a clandestine outfit the conspirators send on their path called "Annex B". Meanwhile Nadine is finally able to convince her boss at the FBI some things aren't adding up.
7 "Danger Close" Christoph Schrewe Tim Talbott December 27, 2016 (2016-12-27) 1.63[22]
Bob Lee crosses the country to find the shooter while Julie deals with a family betrayal. Nadine contacts a Ukrainian reporter who can explain the conspiracy. Isaac questions his allegiance.
8 "Red on Red" Kevin Bray Matthew Newman January 3, 2017 (2017-01-03) 1.43[23]
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 "Ballistic Advantage" Christoph Schrewe T.J. Brady & Rasheed Newson January 10, 2017 (2017-01-10) 1.42[24]
Bob Lee must broker a dangerous exchange in order to save his family. Nadine struggles to balance her allegiances to Bob Lee and the FBI. Isaac strikes a tenuous deal for his freedom.
10 "Primer Contact" Simon Cellan Jones John Hlavin January 17, 2017 (2017-01-17) 1.45[25]
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 innocent once and for all.


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.[26]


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."[27] 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".[28]


No. Title Air date Rating/share
1 "Point of Impact" November 15, 2016 0.5 1.44[16]
2 "Exfil" November 22, 2016 0.4 1.25[17]
3 "Musa Qala" November 29, 2016 0.5 1.67[18]
4 "Overwatch" December 6, 2016 0.5 1.36[19]
5 "Recon by Fire" December 13, 2016 0.4 1.30[20]
6 "Killing Zone" December 20, 2016 0.5 1.53[21]
7 "Danger Close" December 27, 2016 0.5 1.63[22]
8 "Red on Red" January 3, 2017 0.5 1.43[23]
9 "Ballistic Advantage" January 10, 2017 0.5 1.42[24]
10 "Primer Contact" January 17, 2017 0.5 1.45[25]


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