“In light of recent tragic events and out of respect for the victims, their families and our viewers, we have decided to postpone the premiere date for the upcoming USA Network series Shooter, to July 26.
The series, based on Stephen Hunter’s novel Point of Impact and the 2007 Paramount film starring Mark Wahlberg, 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 TV series from Paramount TV and Universal Cable Prods., like the movie, centers on a U.S. veteran and American hero who is wrongly accused of a crime and is trying to clear his name and return to his family.
USA Network has partnered with veterans groups and is “Got Your 6” certified as a program that portrays veterans both accurately and sensitively.
Wahlberg and John Hlavin, who wrote the pilot, executive produce with Stephen Levinson and Lorenzo di Bonaventura. Phillippe serves as producer. Simon Cellan Jones directed the pilot.