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S.W.A.T.: Season 1 (2017-2018)




Critic Consensus: Despite a commanding, charming performance from Shemar Moore, S.W.A.T. remains a simple procedural overrun with clichés.


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The premiere season of "S.W.A.T." introduces audiences to Sgt. Daniel "Hondo" Harrison (Shemar Moore), the only black officer and born-and-bred Angeleno in his team. His life takes a sudden turn when his team leader, Sgt. Buck Spivey (Louis Ferreira), gets fired from the job for gunning down an innocent black teenager and Hondo gets promoted to replace him. Soon enough, Hondo realizes his promotion was a PR stunt and not really a recognition of his abilities. Nonetheless, Hondo tries to lead his team and get the job done despite the strain his promotion has put on his relationship with Capt. Jessica Cortez (Stephanie Stigman) and the hostility shown him by both his teammates and members of his community. "S.W.A.T." also stars Alex Russell as Officer Jim Street, Lina Esco as Officer Christina Alonso, Kenny Johnson as Officer Dominic Luca, Peter Onorati as Sgt. Jeff Mumford, David Lim as Officer Victor Tan, and Jay Harrington as Sgt. Deacon Kay.


Shemar Moore
as Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson
Stephanie Sigman
as Jessica Cortez
Lina Esco
as Christina Alonso
Kenny Johnson
as Dominique Luca
Alex Russell
as Jim Street
Peter Onorati
as Jeff Mumford
Jay Harrington
as David "Deacon" Kay
David Lim
as Victor Tan
David Lim
as Victor Tan
Patrick St. Esprit
as Robert Hicks
Peter Facinelli
as Michael Plank
Bre Blair
as Annie Kay
Sherilyn Fenn
as Karen Street
MC Lyte
as DEA Special Agent Katrina "K.C." Walsh
Justin Louis
as William "Buck" Spivey
Obba Babatundé
as Daniel Harrelson Sr.
Gabrielle Dennis
as Briana Harrelson
Ren Hanami
as Dr. Sari Fields
Yvonne Senat Jones
as Officer Louis
Jesse Luken
as Ross Martin
Matthew-Excel Simmons
as Officer Wallace
Liz Jenkins
as Marianne
Anya Monzikova
as Irina Zemanova
Rob Mayes
as Rick Owens
John Marshall Jones
as Detective Sal Marcus
Al Coronel
as Sgt. Duarte
Mig Macario
as Father Guzman
Otis "Odie" Gallop
as SWAT Sargeant
Anna Khaja
as Agent Abby Dubois
JD Pardo
as Carlos
Shane Coffey
as Kevin Lynch
Ana Mercedes
as Anna Lucero
Alex Carter
as Hawkins
Larry Sullivan
as Robert Miller
Rudolph Martin
as Juergen Richter
Tony Carbajal
as Murdo Wick
Lanny Joon
as Billy Gunn
Marcus Giamatti
as Professor Lasky
Sara Tomko
as Officer Donna Gentry
Kailani Coba
as Abigail Lucero
Stoney Westmoreland
as Det. Ben Rose
Jessica Jones
as Female Fan
Mercedes Colon
as Sister Carmelita
Sean Muramatsu
as DEA Agent Cho
Benjamin Papac
as Julian Sobel
Nikki Tuazon
as RHD Detective Boyde
David Starzyk
as Phil Granger
Andrew Borba
as CIA Agent Bishop
Steven M. Gagnon
as Warden Harvey
Jeff Kueppers
as Mr. Sobel
Bobby Soto
as Gabriel
Jun Kim
as Rhee
Mac Brandt
as Harley
D.B. Woodside
as Agent Gines
Beth Kennedy
as Mrs. Sobel
Jesse Ruda
as Father
Noshir Dalal
as Vice Detective Sampath
Albert Kong
as Peter Kwon
Bo Barrett
as Hopkins
Freda Foh Shen
as Dean Hargrove
Fred Mancuso
as Vincent
Greg Collins
as Crockett
Mandy June Turpin
as Agent Conley
Adam Pilver
as ICE Agent Jones
Mark Green
as Bolted Man
David Gautreaux
as PBA Lawyer Younce
Rich Ceraulo Ko
as Tom Russell
Avery Clyde
as Carolyn
Rico Anderson
as Young Daniel
Bryant Boon
as Lawyer Meeks
Nick Epper
as Holder
Joe Bucaro III
as Bearded Biker
Paul Ganus
as Dr. Chandler
Nicki Micheaux
as Leah Jankins
Adam Mendoza
as Enrique Flores
Linda Gehringer
as Mary Beth
Muja Muhammad
as Co-Driver #1
Erin Manker
as Laurisa
Jim Blanchette
as Dock Worker
Todd Sharbutt
as Merc Hunter #1
Bora Jasa
as Kayla Ju
Rasha Goel
as Dr. Atkinson
Cal Gibson
as Mickey
Jacory Gums
as Leonard
Dominic Pace
as Fireman
Jelena Nik
as Ksenya
Mary Pat Walsh
as Merc Hunter #2
June Mock
as Attendant
Blake Alec Miranda
as Science Kid
Eileen Fogarty
as Councilwoman Baliss
Susan Ortiz
as Mariana
Cooper Andrews
as Reggie Lee
Emanuel Borria
as Budtender
Gev Kalian
as Armenian Driver
Kareem J. Grimes
as Little Red
Zack Duhame
as Merc Hunter #3
Amol Shah
as Felix
Courtenay Taylor
as E.R. Nurse Violet
Beth Scherr
as Uni Officer #1
Paul Darnell
as Merc Hunter #4
Brian Silverman
as Officer Padulla
Law Lesane
as Souljah
Chris Cordone
as Dr. Bennet
Ardeshir Radpour
as Armenian #1
Kather Sei
as Officer Pitts
Sergei Dmitriev
as Merc Hunter #5
Annie Karstens
as Dr. Green
Guy Nardulli
as Uni Officer #2
Orion McCabe
as Drunk Friend #1
D.B. Sweeney
as Uncle Randy
Max Bojorquez
as Crown Associate 1
Travis Feinhage
as Merc Hunter #6
Roman Mitchyan
as Armenian #2
Ja'Quan Cole
as Sherman
Jason Wiles
as Sgt. Vandelli
Michael Milian
as Armenian #3
Matt Ramirez
as Crown Associate 2
Michael Chambers
as Michael Chambers
Kevin Moon
as Tattooed Hardcase
Marcus Young
as Kim Security Guard
Darren Capozzi
as Officer Higgins
Sean Rosales
as Manuel Lopez
Lissa Pallo-Strong
as Det. Ferris
Barry Newell
as Rent-a-Cop
Sonya Leslie
as Candice
Sheila Collins
as Ms. Reginald
Meeghan Holaway
as Corby's Mom
Hina Khan
as Lourdes
Pat Walsh
as Homeless Man
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Critic Reviews for S.W.A.T.: Season 1

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (12)

S.W.A.T. had a chance to do something different, maybe even provocative. So far, the same old-same old.

June 14, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

At a time when people are questioning the very systems of modern urban policing, a TV show with such a simplistic take on heroes and villains feels awkwardly out of step.

November 5, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

... justice again is served simply and unadorned, like a basic Banquet TV dinner.

November 1, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

[It's a] perfectly serviceable [form] of escapism that should hit that NCIS sweet spot for people who like shows anchored by tough guys who are just vulnerable enough partnered with vulnerable guys who are just tough enough.

October 25, 2017 | Full Review…

At times visually flat and with stilted scripts, this inclusion-rich series can be pretty routine, yet at the same time it delivers and sometimes exceeds genre expectation.

January 8, 2019 | Full Review…

If you've been wondering if Moore has what it takes to anchor a series, S.W.A.T. can give you your answer.

September 18, 2018 | Full Review…

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