A Major Earthquake Hits while the SWAT Team Engages Human Traffickers Holding Child Hostages in the Season Premiere of "S.W.A.T."

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22 September 2018
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S.W.A.T.
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“S.W.A.T.”
Season Premiere Thursday, September 27 from 10:05 to 11:05 PM ET/PT
on CBS
 
          In the season premiere episode, “Shaky Town,” while Hondo forms an unexpected personal connection with Deputy District Attorney Nia Wells (Nikiva Dionne), Jim Street has trouble adjusting to his new life as a patrol officer. Also, the SWAT team engages in a standoff with human traffickers holding child hostages when a major earthquake hits Los Angeles during their operation and compromises the takedown.

 

          Inspired by the television series and the feature film, S.W.A.T. stars Shemar Moore as a locally born and raised S.W.A.T. sergeant newly tasked to run a specialized tactical unit that is the last stop in law enforcement in Los Angeles. Torn between loyalty to where he was raised and allegiance to his brothers in blue, former Marine Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson has everything it takes to be an excellent leader and bridge the divide between his two worlds.
 
          Hondo’s elite unit includes David “Deacon” Kay, an experienced S.W.A.T. officer who always puts the team first, despite feeling overlooked for the lead job; Christina “Chris” Alonso, a skilled officer and the team’s canine trainer; Dominique Luca, an expert driver who gets them in and out of high risk situations; Victor Tan, who started in the LAPD Hollywood Division and uses his confidential informants in the community to help the team; and Jim Street, a cocky and promising new team member who is fired when his troubled family life leads him to compromise his role within the unit.
 
         Responsible for the management of all Metro Division S.W.A.T. units is Commander Robert Hicks, a senior LAPD official with the Special Operations Bureau. Overseeing Hondo’s team is Hicks’ direct report, Jessica Cortez, the ambitious captain of L.A. Metro whose professional aspirations force her to end an off-the-books relationship with Hondo. Hondo’s team enjoys an intense rivalry with another L.A.-based unit led by Mumford, an aggressive leader who likes to do things his way. With Hondo leading the charge, these dedicated men and women bravely put themselves at risk to protect their community and save lives.
 
REGULAR CAST:
Shemar Moore
(Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson)
Stephanie Sigman
(Jessica Cortez)
Alex Russell
(Jim Street)
Jay Harrington
(David “Deacon” Kay)
Lina Esco
(Christina “Chris” Alonso)
Kenny Johnson
(Dominique Luca)
Peter Onorati
(Jeff Mumford)
David Lim
(Victor Tan)
Patrick St. Esprit
(Commander Robert Hicks)
 
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