USA has shelved the Ryan Phillippe-led series “Shooter” until the fall.
An individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap that the network felt that premiering the series — which stars Phillippe as a former Marine sniper — this summer would be disrespectful given current events.
Last week, USA announced that it would be delaying the premiere by a week out of respect for the victims of a mass shooting in Dallas, Texas, which saw 12 police officers and two civilians shot by a sniper during an otherwise peaceful protest.
Based on the 2007 feature film and the original Stephen Hunter novel “Point of Impact,” the series sees Phillippe taking over for Mark Wahlberg as Bob Lee Swagger, an off-the-grid former Marine sniper who is coaxed into action to thwart the killing of the president.
Tom Sizemore and Omar Epps also star.
This summer has been marked by several high-profile shootings, including the massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, last month, which left 49 people dead.
The police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile also made headlines earlier this month.
On Sunday, a Marine veteran killed three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in a shootout that police have described as an ambush.