CBS has ordered a pilot (with a series penalty) for crime-themed drama “S.W.A.T.,” a reboot of the 1975-76 ABC series of the same name executive produced by Justin Lin (“Fast & Furious”), “The Shield” creator Shawn Ryan, Neal H. Moritz (“Preacher”) and Aaron Rahsaan Thomas (“Sleepy Hollow”). From Sony Pictures TV and CBS Television Studios, “S.W.A.T.” is described as an intense, action-packed procedural following an African-American SWAT lieutenant torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers. He is tasked to run a new unit of highly trained but rugged outcasts who are the last stop for solving crimes in Los Angeles.
Although the original “S.W.A.T. “ from Aaron Spelling only ran for two seasons, it spawned a theatrical in 2003 starring Colin Farrell and Samuel L. Jackson.