USA Network has set a new premiere date for its thriller drama series Shooter starring Ryan Phillippe. The series, based on Stephen Hunter’s novel Point of Impact and the 2007 Mark Wahlberg film Shooter, is now slated for debut on November 15, about two months after its original premiere date.
Shooter centers on Bob Lee Swagger (Phillippe), a highly decorated ex-Marine sniper who is coaxed back into action to foil a plot to kill the president but ends up being framed for murder. The series’ original July 19 premiere was postponed in the wake of the July 7 sniper attack on Dallas police officers, which left five cops dead. The Shooter debut was then pushed a second time after the July 17 attack in Baton Rouge, La., in which a shooter killed three policemen.
The cast of the series also includes Omar Epps, Shantel Vansanten, Eddie McClintock and Cynthia Addai-Robinson.
USA released a trailer along with the new premiere date announcement Monday night on Twitter. In it, there is an emphasis on the thriller element of the plot, with minimal actual shooting and none done by Swagger, a change in strategy from the marketing of the movie and the initial marketing for the series which both had featured the character holding a rifle.
— Shooter (@Shooter_USA) October 4, 2016