SEAL Team‘s easy days are now numbered.
TVLine has learned that the acclaimed military drama will end with Season 7, which begins production in early December and will premiere sometime in 2024.
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UPDATE: TVLine also hears that the standalone SEAL Team movie that was put into development back in February 2022, and aimed to “expand the storytelling universe,” has quietly been shelved.
“It has been a privilege to tell stories over seven seasons that honor the bravery and heroism of all who serve our country,” executive producers Spencer Hudnut and Christopher Chulack said in a joint statement. “We are deeply grateful to our amazing group of actors, writers, directors and talented crew, especially the hundreds of veterans who have worked on this show.
“While we wish we could continue to shine a spotlight on areas where we can do better for our service members even after Season 7 comes to an end,” the EPs added, “it is our hope that the collective SEAL Team community will stay in the fight when it comes to protecting our protectors.”
Series front man and exec producer David Boreanaz said, “For six seasons I have been fortunate and blessed to be a part of an outstanding cast and crew. Every day spent was a note of thanks to our men and women in the military and Special OPS. I thank our fans, and I’m proud we were able to make this show to shine light in the darkness toward so many suffering today. I look forward to Season 7 and the opportunity to end this series with love and gratitude.”
SEAL Team last season wrote off the character of Clay Spenser, as original cast member Max Thieriot left to headline the hit CBS drama Fire Country (which he co-created). Raffi Barsoumian in turn joined the cast/team as Foxtrot transfer Omar Hamza.
Season 6 closed out with Boreanaz’s Jason Hayes disclosing — at his Navy Cross ceremony, no less — his TBI and compromised state on recent missions, after which he was called on the carpet by superiors. “You created one hell of a mess, and left us no choice but to stand you down,” Blackburn announced.
Ray interrupted that intense proceeding to reveal that he has been suffering PTS since his kidnapping, after which everybody else filed into the room — Sonny, Brock, Trent, Omar, and two dozen other operators, each recounting what impairs them. Near-constant headaches. Tinnitus. Breacher syndrome. The inability to sleep. Blurry vision. Memory lapses. You name it.
“Thanks, brother,” Jason said to Ray beside him. Ray scoffed, “What’s command gonna do, pull all our birds? Like you taught me, boss dog: Always improve your fighting position.”
David Stapf, President of CBS Studios, said in a statement, “When we first heard the pitch for SEAL Team almost seven years ago, I was struck by the producers’ genuine passion to tell authentic stories that honored and celebrated the sacrifice of veterans and all those who serve our country. Since that first meeting, they have not wavered in that mission. The characters, storylines and cast performances have continued to be both nuanced and powerful. Thank you to David, Spencer, Chris, Mark and the entire cast and crew for their partnership, creative vision, and dedication. We are looking forward to an exciting and satisfying seventh and final season.”
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SEAL Team premiered on CBS in September 2017, with a cast that included Boreanaz, Thieriot, Neil Brown Jr., A.J. Buckley, Toni Trucks, Jessica Paré and Judd Lormand. Upon being renewed for Season 5, the series was shuttled over to CBS’ streaming sister, Paramount+, and in October 2022 it served up Episode 100.
To celebrate the series’ seven-season run, Paramount+ will take SEAL Team on the road to honor and support the armed forces and partner with programs that benefit the nation’s veterans.
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