It was announced today that Shooter has been renewed by USA Network for a second season. The sniper drama is currently five episodes into its run, which finally premiered last month after suffering from multiple delays.
The series had originally been slated for a mid-July premiere but was initially pushed two weeks after the tragic real-life shootings in Dallas, Texas. But after more attacks occurred, this time in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and France, the cable network scrapped Shooter's summer release plans altogether, opting to focus instead on a premiere in the fall.
Now that the Ryan Phillippe-starring drama if finally underway it has managed to put up solid numbers on Tuesday nights, averaging 2.6 million viewers in Live+7 viewing. That ranks it as the network's #1 new series in 2016, making the Season 2 pickup a no-brainer.
Based on the novel Point of Impact and the 2007 film of the same name, Shooter follows the life of Bob Lee Swagger, an expert marksman trained in counter intelligence who is now living in exile. After learning of a plot to kill the president, the highly-decorated sniper re-emerges for duty, only to learn he has been double-crossed in an operation that has ties to his past.
Look for Season 2 of Shooter in 2017.