USA Network unleashed trailers for its new 2016-17 TV shows Shooter and Falling Water at Monday’s NBCUniversal 2016 Upfront Presentation in New York City.
“Shooter” will premiere sometime this summer, while the network will air “Falling Water” this fall.
“Shooter” is based on “Point of Impact,” the best-selling Bob Lee Swagger novel by Stephen Hunter, and the 2007 Paramount film that starred Mark Wahlberg.
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In the series, Ryan Phillippe portrays Bob Lee Swagger, a highly-decorated ex-Marine sniper. He is coaxed back into action after he learns about a plot to kill the president. Omar Epps stars as Secret Service Agent Isaac Johnson, Swagger’s former commanding officer. He solicits Swagger’s expertise for a clandestine operation that doesn’t work out for Swagger.
“Shooter” is executive produced by Wahlberg of Closest to the Hole Productions. Stephen Levinson of Leverage Entertainment and Lorenzo di Bonaventura are executive producers. John Hlavin wrote the pilot and will also executive produce. Phillippe serves as a producer on the project as well as the star. Simon Cellan Jones directed the pilot. The series is a co-production of Paramount Television and Universal Cable Productions.
“Falling Water” tells a very different, more surreal tale. In the drama, three strangers realize they are dreaming separate parts of a single common dream. The deeper they dig, the more they realize that the visions found in their common dream just might hold the key to the fate of the world.
David Ajala, Will Yun Lee and Lizzie Brochere play the three dreamers. The trailer suggests there will be both mind-bending psychological moments and a lot of action. Hopefully Lee gets to fight a bit, too.
The series, from Universal Cable Productions, is executive produced by Gale Anne Hurd of Valhalla Entertainment, Blake Masters and the late Henry Bromell.
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