Network: USA Network
Episodes: 31 (hour)
TV show dates: November 15, 2016 — September 13, 2018
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Ryan Phillippe, Shantel VanSanten, Omar Epps, Eddie McClintock, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Tembi Locke, David Marciano, and Sean Cameron Michael.
TV show description:
Based on a novel by Stephen Hunter and the 2007 feature film, this TV show revolves around an expert marksman who is coaxed back into action for what seems like the most important mission of his lifetime.
Born the son of a Medal of Honor-winning Marine, Bob Lee Swagger (Ryan Phillippe) followed his father’s footsteps into the Corps and became the greatest sniper in the history of the U.S. Marines. After several successful tours and countless heroic (though not always authorized) actions, Bob Lee was wounded in battle, both physically and psychologically — shot through the hip by the same sniper who killed his spotter and best friend, Donny Fenn.
Now three years after the shooting, the former Gunnery Sergeant is retired and living a quiet life with his supportive wife, Julie (Shantel VanSanten), and their daughter, Mary (Lexy Kolker), in Washington State. But while he no longer wears the uniform of a Marine, Bob Lee still has the heart of a warrior, and he’s still the best man behind a long gun.
It’s these qualities that send his former Marine commander, Isaac Johnson (Omar Epps), calling for help when a sniper threatens to assassinate the President. Unable to refuse the call to defend his country, Bob Lee agrees and finds himself the patsy in a massive conspiracy with world-changing stakes.
To clear his name, he will have to evade the untold resources of both the U.S. Government and the conspirators and unravel the plot behind the assassination, all the while keeping his family safe — an impossible task for any man. But then, he’s not just any man.
Other characters include ex-military bad guy Jack Payne (Eddie McClintock), FBI Special Agent Nadine Memphis (Cynthia Addai-Robinson), FBI Special Agent Claire Hopkins (Tembi Locke), FBI agent John Renlow (David Marciano), and Russian diplomat Grigory Krukov (Sean Cameron Michael).
Episode #31 — Red Light
Bob Lee attempts to put an end to Atlas, all while trying to save his marriage and tie up the remaining threads from his past; Isaac, Nadine and Harris find new roles for themselves in D.C.
First aired: September 13, 2018.
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