Shooter is an American television drama series based on the novel Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter and the 2007 film of the same name. The show stars Ryan Phillippe in the lead role of Bob Lee Swagger an expert marksman living in exile who is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president.USA Network picked up the pilot in August 2015 and ordered the pilot to series in February 2016.
The series was originally set to premiere on July 19, 2016 but was postponed a week to July 26, due to the July 7 Dallas shootings. Following the Baton Rouge police officer shootings on July 17, the series was pulled from USA’s summer schedule entirely.On October 3, 2016, USA announced a new premiere date for Shooter, which premiered on November 15, 2016. On December 19, 2016, the series was renewed for a second season and will return in summer 2017.
From executive producers Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson and John Hlavin, Shooter is based on the best-selling Bob Lee Swagger novel by Stephen Hunter, Point of Impact. Ryan Phillippe stars as Bob Lee Swagger, a highly-decorated veteran coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. When Swagger’s former commanding officer, Isaac Johnson (Omar Epps), solicits Swagger’s expertise for the clandestine operation, Swagger discovers that he has been framed and must do everything in his power to protect his family and clear his name.