C.B.S. has forced to move the time slots of the other series’ due to pause in Survivor’s new season’s production. Recently, C.B.S. has confirmed that S.W.A.T. Season 4 is shifting to fall premiere following a new time slot. Over the last couple of months, Hollywood is trying to resume its famous drama series as soon as possible. However, things aren’t going at the rapid speed as they assumed. The government has passed the orders to start filming again, under certain guidelines. But, filming in Los Angeles is unlikely to what they have thought, as there are so many coronavirus cases recorded to date.
S.W.A.T., created by Shawn Ryan and Aaron Rahsaan Thomas, is an adventure crime-drama series on C.B.S. The series is based on Rick Husky and Robert Hamner’s 1975 series of the same name. It follows Sergeant Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson’s (Shemar Moore), a Los Angeles native and a former Marine. He was promoted to lead the Special Weapons and Tactics unit since he was L.A. native. So he has been selected to handle both groups to release tension between L.A.P.D. and the native community. Hondo knows everyone in the neighborhood. Therefore, it becomes easy for him to serve both his brothers in blue and their people with sincere loyalty.
S.W.A.T. Season 4: Production Details
On June 12, Hollywood unions announced to resume production by following the strict safety protocols. They released the guidelines, consisting of detailed safety measures that the production team has to follow. But, after weeks of discussion, progression is quite slow in some locations such as Hawaii, New Zealand, British Columbia, and New York. They are largely affected by the pandemic and have a slow rate of resuming filming.
Howbeit, a couple of days earlier, the government announced that filming would resume in such locations as well. Despite such delay, some of the production team are planning to continue following union agreement. These indie studios include Lionsgate and Sony Pictures T.V., which are setting tentative early to mid-August resuming date for their child series. It will be incorporated by testing equipment, cast, and crew members as well.
S.W.A.T. Will Resume Filming In Early August
The unions have strictly enforced daily testing following a nasal swab test for entire cast and crew members. The unions confirmed that cast and crew members would get tested on July 22. After that, they should stay in self-isolation for a week. Further, they announced that S.W.A.T. Season 4 filming would resume from August 4 in Los Angeles.
S.W.A.T. Season 4: What To Expect?
The previous season finale was supposed to portray Hondo’s 1992 flashback depicting the Los Angeles riots. But, unfortunately, the episode wasn’t shot because of the ongoing pandemic. However, after George Floyd’s brutal death in police custody, it’s been more critical to portray such cases combining them with the previous storyline. One of the series writers confirmed that they are working to represent such issues in their upcoming season. Moreover, the focus is on portraying such matters dealt with law enforcement.
They said: “We are watching recent events in horror and sadness along with everyone else. And will continue to dig the truth about these issues in the writing of our upcoming season. We all work towards a better and fairer system. In the meantime, we encourage protestors to express their irritations peacefully. And implore law enforcement to lessen conflicts, not worsen them. As people work through their understandable anger and grief.”
S.W.A.T. Season 4: Release Date
Currently, C.B.S. has confirmed that S.W.A.T. Season 4 is set for the network’s fall lineup. However, they hasn’t announced any official date yet. The network already confirmed that S.W.A.T. Season 4 is shifted to premiere at 10 pm E.T. every Wednesday.