Following George Floyd’s dying by the hands of Minneapolis police and the protests which have been met by typically overly aggressive police forces, the individuals behind the CBS drama S.W.A.T. have promised to make some adjustments for Season 4.
Government producers and writers of the sequence took to social media Monday to disclose the present will higher discover the themes of race and policing in minority communities throughout.
“[We are] annoyed, offended, however decided to do higher. On-screen and off,” mentioned exec producers Aaron Rahsaan Thomas and Shawn Ryan in a shared assertion on Twitter.
“When S.W.A.T. started three years in the past on CBS, as writers we examined the intersection of black communities and legislation enforcement by way of the eyes of Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson, an African-American cop who has one foot firmly planted in every world,” says the tweet from the official writers room for the sequence.
“Since then we’ve got continued to inform tales which have explored themes of race and policing in minority communities.”
“We have now additionally requested questions on what’s required to construct belief and bridge these two worlds,” the assertion continues.
“We’re watching latest occasions in horror and unhappiness together with everybody else and can proceed to mine the reality about these points within the writing of our upcoming season as all of us work in the direction of a fairer, higher system.”
“Within the meantime, we encourage protestors to precise their frustrations peacefully and implore legislation enforcement to deescalate conflicts, not exacerbate them, as individuals work by way of their comprehensible anger and grief.”
S.W.A.T. Season 3 concluded one episode shy of its full season order, and the present’s future was unsure amid weaker than anticipated scores.
Nevertheless, CBS rewarded the loyal followers with a fourth season renewal final month.
Impressed by the basic tv sequence and have movie, S.W.A.T. stars Shemar Moore because the domestically born and raised sergeant tasked with operating a specialised tactical unit that’s the final cease in legislation enforcement in Los Angeles.
Aaron Rahsaan Thomas, Shawn Ryan, Justin Lin, Neal Moritz, Marney Hochman, Danielle Woodrow, and Pavun Shetty function govt producers.
S.W.A.T. is produced by Sony Photos Tv in affiliation with CBS Tv Studios.
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