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CBS Developing ‘S.W.A.T.’ Reboot

Potential Series Based on ABC Mid-70s Crime Solver

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.