CBS has ordered a pilot for “S.W.A.T.,” a crime drama inspired by the Aaron Spelling series on ABC, which aired from 1975 to 1976 and morphed into the 2003 theatrical of the same name. The proposed series from Sony Pictures TV, which will co-produce with CBS TV Studios, follows 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.
Aaron Thomas wrote the pilot, and will serve as executive producer, along with Shawn Ryan, Marney Hochman, Neal Moritz, Pavun Shetty, Danielle Woodrow and Justin Lin, who will direct the pilot. No casting has been announced.