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  • TV-14
  • 2016
  • 3 Seasons
  • 7.5  (41,780)

Shooter is a political thriller television series that premiered on USA Network on November 15, 2016. The show is based on the 2007 movie of the same name, which is in turn based on the novel Point of Impact written by Stephen Hunter. The series stars Ryan Phillippe as Bob Lee Swagger, an expert marksman and former Marine who is pulled back into service when his expertise is needed to prevent an imminent threat to the United States.

The show follows Swagger as he is recruited by his former commanding officer, Isaac Johnson (Omar Epps), to help prevent the assassination of the President of the United States. Swagger is initially reluctant to become involved, but when he learns that his family is being targeted by the same individuals responsible for the assassination attempt, he decides to use his skills to take down the conspirators.

Throughout the series, Swagger is joined by various allies, including his wife Julie (Shantel VanSanten) and an FBI agent named Nadine Memphis (Cynthia Addai-Robinson). Together, they race against time to uncover the identity of the assassins and stop them before it's too late.

One of the unique aspects of Shooter is the emphasis on the expertise of Swagger as a marksman. The show's creators worked with a military expert to ensure that the portrayal of guns and gun violence was accurate and realistic. As a result, viewers are treated to intense and suspenseful action sequences that showcase Swagger's skills as an elite shooter.

Another strength of the show is the strong performances by its cast. Ryan Phillippe delivers a compelling portrayal of Swagger, and the chemistry between him and his co-stars is palpable. Omar Epps is also excellent as Isaac Johnson, delivering a nuanced performance that keeps viewers guessing about his true intentions.

The supporting cast is equally strong, with standout performances by Cynthia Addai-Robinson and Shantel VanSanten. Addai-Robinson's portrayal of FBI agent Nadine Memphis adds another layer of intrigue to the show, while VanSanten's performance as Julie Swagger brings heart and emotional depth to the series.

In addition to its strong performances, Shooter is also notable for its exploration of political conspiracy and corruption. The show's conspiracies often feel ripped from the headlines, making the events and characters feel all the more believable. However, the show also manages to maintain a sense of heightened tension and urgency that keeps audiences on the edge of their seats.

Overall, Shooter is a suspenseful and well-crafted political thriller that features strong performances and gripping action sequences. While the show was unfortunately cancelled after its third season, it still stands as a must-watch for fans of the genre.

Shooter is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (31 episodes). The series first aired on November 15, 2016.

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Red Light
13. Red Light
September 13, 2018
Following the blast in D.C., Bob Lee attempts to put an end to Atlas once and for all, all while trying to salvage his marriage and tie up the remaining threads from his past. Isaac, Nadine, and Harris find new roles for themselves in the government.
Patron Saint
12. Patron Saint
September 6, 2018
As Bob Lee finds himself torn between his thirst for justice and keeping his family together, Atlas pivots towards a new gameplan, which will only expedite their mission. While Harris forges a relationship with a powerful ally, Isaac and Nadine investigate a clue gathered from Isaac's showdown with Jack Long.
Family Fire
11. Family Fire
August 30, 2018
Reeling from new information regarding his father's death, Bob Lee uses Harris to help him get payback - putting them both in danger. Nadine and Isaac attempt to convert Atlas recruits to their cause. Julie experiments with putting life with Bob Lee in the rearview. Atlas moves forward with its ultimate plan.
Orientation Day
10. Orientation Day
August 23, 2018
Bob Lee and Isaac's search for Carlita and the missing key card leads them to an off-the-grid Atlas training facility, where they're forced to confront their pasts. Nadine and Harris scheme their way into a face-to-face with a critical player in Atlas' plot to retain power. Julie's paranoia grows as she confronts the fact that Bob Lee is always putting their family in harm's way.
Alpha Dog
9. Alpha Dog
August 16, 2018
Bob Lee drifts further apart from Julie as his search for Red Bama's son leads him to a fringe group known as The Alpha Boys. In hopes of getting more information regarding a possible attack on Washington, Isaac and Nadine use Earl's cache of information to schedule a meet with the President's Chief of Staff. Carlita betrays the group and disappears.
The Red Badge
8. The Red Badge
August 9, 2018
An attempt on Sam Vincent's life leads Bob Lee and Julie to a stockpile of information left behind by Earl Swagger, which may have been the cause of his murder. Nadine, Isaac, Harris and Carlita take a run at one of the heads of Atlas.
Swing Vote
7. Swing Vote
August 2, 2018
Closing in on the mystery of his father's assassination and its connection to Washington's power brokers, Bob Lee and Isaac track down a former "dark lord" of the Pentagon - now residing in a psychiatric hospital. Nadine is sent on a dangerous mission by a DOJ Agent.
Lines Crossed
6. Lines Crossed
July 26, 2018
Bob Lee and Isaac are put through the wringer by a member of Earl's Vietnam unit; Julie stands up to the Bama family; Nadine sneaks into a high-tech security facility.
A Call to Arms
5. A Call to Arms
July 19, 2018
Bob Lee visits a friend of Earl's to ask about a rogue operation in Vietnam; he joins his team to crash an event in D.C., where they cross paths with an operative on a mission of his own.
The Importance of Service
4. The Importance of Service
July 12, 2018
Armed with new details, Bob Lee hunts for the men responsible for Earl's murder; Julie follows a lead of her own; when Harris gets grabbed, Bob Lee joins Nadine and Isaac on a rescue mission.
Sins of the Father
3. Sins of the Father
July 5, 2018
Bob Lee's investigation into Earl's murder leads him to the local slaughterhouse; Nadine and Isaac's quest to take down Atlas forces them into an uneasy alliance with a former Atlas agent.
Red Meat
2. Red Meat
June 28, 2018
Bob Lee visits a local prison for answers about his father Earl Swagger's murder in 1988. Julie takes a job helping Sam, the Swagger family's lawyer. Following their attempt to destroy Atlas, Nadine and Isaac scoop up her ex-boyfriend Harris Downey, who knows more about the rogue operation than he realizes.
Backroads
1. Backroads
June 21, 2018
In the Season 3 premiere, Bob Lee Swagger is kidnapped by Solotov. Julie and Isaac team up to save him. Nadine confronts Hayes about Atlas. New information about Bob Lee's father Earl Swagger sets off a new mission.
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Where to Watch Shooter
Shooter is available for streaming on the USA website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Shooter on demand at Netflix, Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    November 15, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (41,780)