‘S.W.A.T.’ Is ‘Back in Action’ with Season 5 Return Date Announcement

by Amanda Glover
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Good news! The hit show, S.W.A.T. will be returning for a fifth season next year.

The hit CBS original television show will be returning on January 2nd, 2022. Fans of the show can add this excitement to their list of things to look forward to in the new year. The creators took to Instagram today to make the announcement. The caption reads: “You heard right—20 Squad is back in action on Sunday, January 2nd.

Now, fans can add the show’s return to their list of upcoming events to look forward to. Happy New Year to us!

S.W.A.T. is about a highly-skilled SWAT team in Los Angeles, California. The series is produced by Original Film, Sony Pictures Television, and CBS Studio. It first premiered on November 7th, 2017.

The popular series centers around the actor, Shemar Moore’s character, Sergeant Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson. Because he is half African-American and a member of law enforcement, Hondo struggles to remain loyal to those in law enforcement, and the African-American community he serves and protects. S.W.A.T. portrays a similar conflict between African-Americans and law enforcement.

Before He Was Hondo, He Was Derek Morgan

Fans of the show are no stranger to its main character. Though many were likely disappointed by his departure from his previous role, they did not have to wait long to see that pretty-boy smile again. Before fans were introduced to Hondo, he was FBI Supervisory Special Agent Derek Morgan on Criminal Minds. Also known as the guy who crushed millions of Criminal Minds fans’ hearts and dreams when he parted with the show after eleven seasons.

Writers of Criminal Minds made the wise decision not to kill off Moore’s character. Instead, Derek chose to leave the BAU after the birth of his son. He did not want his son to risk losing his father like Derek lost his.

Not only was Derek nice to look at, but he was also a fiercely loyal character. He was always dependable, loyal, friendly, and determined. Although the show was able to continue after Derek left and held off to some of its original cast members, it’s hard to say it was ever the same without him.

What’s Next for this SWAT Team?

Luckily, fans do not have to wait long to see some of their favorite cast members again. Although two weeks might or might not seem like a long wait, fans can only guess what’s to come. They can also use this time to gather their excitement for this upcoming adventure!