CBS’s TV Upfront presentation was held today in Manhattan, where they unveiled their new greenlit series, which will mostly debut this coming fall. One of them is S.W.A.T., which is executive produced by Justin Lin and his team at Perfect Storm Entertainment, alongside Sony Pictures TV and CBS Television Studios. The series showrunner is Aaron Rahsaan Thomas. Along with Lin, the other executive producers are Shawn Ryan, Marney Hochman, Neal H. Moritz, Pavun Shetty, Danielle Woodrow, Shemar Moore and showrunner Thomas.

S.W.A.T., based on the iconic ’70s TV series (which was adapted into a 2003 movie), is an intense, action-packed procedural following a locally born and bred S.W.A.T. lieutenant, Daniel ‘Hondo’ Harrelson (Shemar Moore), torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers when he’s tasked to run a highly-trained unit that is the last stop for solving crimes in Los Angeles.

If the trailer is any indication, it looks like the show will dig in deeper in the current socio-political climate of our times, with the balance between police enforcement and the community’s mistrust of them in a Black Lives Matter world. It also looks action packed!


S.W.A.T. is slated to air on Thursdays this fall on CBS. 


  1. Pretty sad how Asian-American creatives can create pro-black art (which is how it should be), but black creatives cannot do the same for Asians.