CBS on Friday handed out a pilot pickup to a reboot of S.W.A.T., The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The drama hails from executive producer Shawn Ryan and centers on a locally born and bred S.W.A.T. lieutenant who is 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.
The drama, which is written by Aaron Rahsaan Thomas (The Get Down, Friday Night Lights), is based on the 2003 feature film of the same name. The drama landed at CBS in September with a hefty pilot production commitment and a series penalty attached.
Thomas also will exec produce the drama alongside Ryan, Marney Hochman, Neal H. Moritz, Pavun Shetty, Danielle Woodrow and Justin Lin, with the latter also set to direct the pilot. Moritz directed the 2003 feature film, which starred Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez and LL Cool J. It grossed $207 million worldwide.