Official Trailer for SHOOTER (on USA Network)
WHAT-IS: "SHOOTER, a drama based on the best-selling Bob Lee Swagger novel by Stephen Hunter, Point of Impact, and the 2007 Paramount film starring Mark Wahlberg. The co-production with Paramount Television and Universal Cable Productions comes from executive producers Wahlberg (“Ballers,” “Boardwalk Empire”) of Closest to the Hole Productions; Stephen Levinson (“Ballers,” “Boardwalk Empire”) of Leverage Entertainment; and Lorenzo di Bonaventura ("Transformers," "The Real O'Neals"). John Hlavin (“The Shield”) wrote the pilot and will also executive produce. Simon Cellan Jones (“Bloodline”) directed the pilot.
Ryan Phillippe (“Secrets and Lies”) is a producer on the project and will star as Bob Lee Swagger, an expert marksman living in exile who is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. Omar Epps (“House”) plays Isaac Johnson, an ex-Marine and former commanding officer of Swagger. Now a Secret Service Agent, he solicits Swagger’s expertise for a clandestine operation that has disastrous results." (www.usanetwork.com/shooter/cast)
I remembered the movie version primarily for actress "Kate Mara" (makes me sound like a dog, I know, right?) and not necessarily Mark (who's role is now filled in by Ryan Phillippe), so it would be somewhat interesting to see how Ryan fares here, in what could essentially be another "Quantico" whodunnit dragged out for an entire season :p
Coincidentally (or maybe not), the film version was directed by Antoine Fuqua, who's "Training Day" is also now a television series from CBS :)