USA renews Ryan Phillippe drama Shooter for season 2
Though it got off to a rocky start, Shooter has scored a season 2 renewal from USA Network, EW has learned.
Shooter follows Ryan Phillippe’s Bob Lee Swagger, a former Marine who has come out of seclusion to stop an assassination attempt on the president. But when Swagger’s former commanding officer Isaac Johnson (Omar Epps) solicits his expertise in a clandestine operation, Swagger becomes entangled in a disastrous operation with ties to his past.
The show, which has averaged 2.6 million total viewers, is based on the Stephen Hunter novel Point of Impact, as well as the 2007 Mark Wahlberg film Shooter. The series, produced by Paramount Television and Universal Cable Productions, is executive-produced by Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, and showrunner John Hlavin (The Shield). Phillippe is also a producer on the project.
“John Hlavin and the team behind Shooter have delivered a compelling action thriller that consistently engages a strong and loyal audience,” said Chris McCumber, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment president. “We look forward to partnering once again with Paramount Television and Universal Cable Productions as we follow Bob Lee into his next chapter.”
The season 1 finale of Shooter will air Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 10 p.m. ET on USA Network.