We’re also getting a first look at the series that stars Ryan Phillippe as Bob Lee Swagger — the role played by Wahlberg in the movie — an expert marksman living in exile who is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. The series hails from Paramount TV and Universal Cable Prods.
Shooter follows the courageous journey of Swagger, a highly-decorated ex-marine sniper who is coaxed back into action after he learns about a plot to kill the President. When Swagger’s former commanding officer Isaac Johnson (Omar Epps) solicits his expertise in a clandestine operation, Swagger re-emerges from exile only to discover that he is inextricably involved in a disastrous operation with ties to his past.
Wahlberg and Hlavin executive produce with Stephen Levinson and Lorenzo di Bonaventura. Phillippe serves as producer. John Hlavin wrote the pilot and executive executives. Simon Cellan Jones directed the pilot.
Watch the trailer above.