USA’s newest show Shooter has just been greenlit. The one-hour drama is based on Stephen Hunter’s bestselling novel Point of Impact.
Ryan Phillippe will star as Bob Lee Swagger, an expert marksman and ex-Marine living in exile, who is recruited to return to action after the Secret Service learn of a plot to assassinate the President. Omar Epps plays Isaac Johnson, Swagger’s former commanding officer who is now Secret Service Agent.
While building a rich conspiracy theory throughout the first season, Shooter will also explore the definition and evolution of a hero through the iconic Bob Lee Swagger. Mark Wahlberg, who starred in the 2007 film of the same name, will executive-produce the series.