Shemar Moore on the thrill ride of S.W.A.T.
Shemar Moore doesn’t expect viewers to have any sort of difficulty staying focused during episodes of the upcoming CBS police drama S.W.A.T., a reboot of the classic ’70s franchise.
“It’s a thrill ride, no joke. Justin Lin directed the pilot — it’s just insane, it’s non-stop,” he told EW. “You’re not going to the bathroom, you’re not going to fill up your drink, you’re just going to sit on the couch and go, ‘Will these commercials please stop because we need to see what this is.'”
Moore, who portrays lead Daniel “Hondo” Harrison in the new series, also makes note that the show will not stray away from current events. He stresses that the episodes’ topics are very aware of the issues going on in today’s society regarding the police.
“We’re dealing with racism, we’re dealing with fear issues from all ethnicities versus blue,” he says. “Hopefully, that ‘versus’ by watching S.W.A.T., over time, we can create a little more understanding, a little more compassion, between blue and civilians — all civilians.”
Watch the clip above for the full comments from Moore, as well as from a few other members of the cast. S.W.A.T. premieres Thursday, Nov. 2 at 10 p.m. ET on CBS.