Showtime has ordered a second season of its hit thriller “SWAT” with a new director and writer.
“SWATS” is based on the book of the same name by Jason Kipnis, who also helmed season 2 of “SWITZERLAND” and the season 3 of “HANDS OF HYDE.”
The second season is set to premiere next year.
The series stars Jason Bateman, Jason Clarke, Sarah Paulson, Jason Ritter, T.J. Miller, Sam Rockwell, Tessa Thompson, and Peter Stormare.
Season 1 was shot in Atlanta, Georgia.
“Swat” stars Dan Stevens as Detective Dan Sullivan, a rookie cop on the force who has a chance encounter with the supernatural, a case that could save his life.
“I thought I’d never get it, but I guess it does come from a place of hope,” Sullivan tells Detective Tom Ketchum (John Travolta) during the season 2 premiere.
“That’s why I’m trying to bring it to you, because you’ve saved my life a million times.”
Sullivan is joined by his wife, Jill, daughter Tessa, and ex-wife and fiancee Jason.
He also stars as Detective Ketch.
“He’s got the chops,” says Ketchmurd.
Sullivan was inspired to pursue a career in law enforcement after witnessing his daughter’s suicide attempt, which he attributes to her being in love with a cop.
“She was trying to kill herself, but she was the victim of an abusive relationship, and he couldn’t help her.
So, I thought it was my duty to help,” Sullivan says.
Sullivan’s daughter is also a detective on the “SWATTERS” team.”SWAT: Season 2″ is produced by Showtime and written by Jason Batemen, based on Jason Kipsin’s book of same name.
“The Season 2 Finale” will premiere in 2018.
“It’s a new story that’s going to be told with a very different approach,” Kipniis told ABC News.
“This is a new direction for this story that we’re going to tell with a different director and a different storyteller, but the same people who wrote this season,” Kipsins said.
“We’ve all got a lot of fun with this new story.
This is the first story we’ve ever done where it’s a very, very different story.
And we’re really proud of it.
It’s a whole new world, and it’s going places.”