The Shemar Moore led police procedural drama S.W.A.T has not only narrowly avoided a wildly undeserved cancellation decision but it has also landed a new home on streaming service on Netflix, Deadline has reported.
This news has come quickly following last weeks unexpected cancellation and then subsequent un-cancellation of the series by its original home network, CBS. This news means that all five seasons of the show will be available on Netflix from May with the current season six to join the streaming giant in the fall. The newly announced seventh season is designed to wrap up the long running show for good.
If you haven’t seen any episodes of S.W.A.T here a quick overview. Shemar Moore takes on the role of Sergeant Daniel ‘Hondo’ Harrelson, a former marine who takes on the role of squad leader in within the LAPD’s Special Weapons and Tactics unit. The series deals with various issues from social unrest, terrorist attacks, hostage situations, and the topical issue of being a black officer within the police during a time of civil rights abuses by American police. Given these two conflicting sides he is often torn between the local communities within which he lives and his “brothers in blue”.
The series is based on the 2003 movie of the same name and the earlier 1975 TV series.
The fifth series of the show saw a big increase in viewership and was very well received, meaning the cancellation news outraged fans around the world. This led to the network performing an immediate 180 and quickly un-cancelling the show, giving it instead a final 13 episode season to wrap up the story.
We have no release date at the moment for the seventh season but the season 6 finale will be airing on May 19. Season 1-5 will be making their way to Netflix on May 17.
Check out the Season 6 trailer below: