Shooter Series Order Ryan Phillippe

Ryan Phillippe Drama Shooter Ordered to Series at USA Network

Shooter just hit the bullseye.

The drama, based in part on the 2007 Mark Wahlberg film, has nabbed a series order at USA Network, TVLine has learned.

Shooter stars Ryan Philippe (Secrets and Lies) as Bob Lee Swagger, an “expert marksman living in exile who is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president,” per the official character description. Omar Epps (House) is Isaac Johnson, a Secret Service agent who was Swagger’s commanding officer when both were in the Marines and who asks Swagger for assistance on a clandestine mission that ends very badly. Shantel VanSanten (The Flash) plays Swagger’s wife Julie.

Phillippe will be a producer on the series; Wahlberg (Ballers), Stephen Levinson (Boardwalk Empire), Lorenzo di Bonaventura (The Real O’Neals) and John Hlavin (The Shield) will executive produce with Paramount Television and Universal Cable Productions. Hlavin also penned the pilot.

Shooter is USA Network’s second recent series order; the drama Falling Water was greenlit in January.

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  1. Gina says:

    You had me at Ryan Phillippe.

    I’m glad to see him on my tv so much.

  2. Lloyd says:

    let’s hope this treatment doesn’t screw up bob lee swagger the way the movie did.

  3. Ian says:

    Didnt his other show like this a few years ago, get cancelled pretty quickly? Stop Loss I think it was.
    Well, if they get him shirtless a lot, maybe itll last. Not a very original premise though.
    And this just makes how unnecessary Patty Spivot was over on The Flash even worse, lol.

  4. Kim says:

    I’ve been waiting to hear this, yay! I’m so excited for this. I love Ryan Phillippe.

  5. cosmoman11 says:

    Instead of saying it is based on the Mark Wahlberg movie maybe you could mention the original source and say based on the books by Stephen Hunter.

  6. Scott says:

    Can’t find siting date? Or am I blind