‘Shooter’ Sets USA Network Premiere Date After Delays Due to Police Shootings

Series starring Ryan Phillippe was postponed after police officers were killed in Dallas and Baton Rouge

“Shooter” has finally set a new premiere date on USA Network.

The series based on the Mark Wahlberg movie of the same name, which was itself based on the book “Point of Impact” by Stephen Hunter, will premiere on Nov. 15, according to the show’s official Twitter account.

The premiere of the Ryan Phillippe-led series has twice been delayed from its original July 19 premiere date. It was originally pushed back a week following the deadly shooting in Dallas in which five police officers were killed. It was then delayed until the fall following the killings of three police officers in Baton Rouge in an ambush-style attack.

The series sees Phillippe taking over for Wahlberg as Bob Lee Swagger, an off-the-grid former Marine sniper who is coaxed into action to thwart the killing of the president.

Omar Epps also stars and plays Isaac Johnson, an ex-Marine and former commanding officer of Swagger. Now a Secret Service Agent, he solicits Swagger’s expertise for a clandestine operation that has disastrous results.

The co-production with Paramount Television and Universal Cable Productions comes from executive producers Wahlberg of Closest to the Hole Productions; Stephen Levinson of Leverage Entertainment; and Lorenzo di Bonaventura. John Hlavin wrote the pilot and will also executive produce.