“SEAL Team” will go Paramount+ during this season after having some shows air on CBS. With the move, a script change can take place.
What about the scripts, a fan and Outsider might ask. Well, with the move to the streaming service, they can take a little levity with language. That includes an occasional “F-bomb” dropping from a character.
“SEAL Team” showrunner Spencer Hudnut was asked about it in an interview with TV Insider. He could not contain his happiness when it came to writing it.
“You know, I did just write the first f-bomb on the show, and it felt exhilarating,” Hudnut said.
Who was it for on the show? Sonny Quinn, played by A.J. Buckley.
‘SEAL Team’ Showrunner Says Viewers Will Have To Watch, Pick Up When Word Drops
Viewers will have to watch and pick up when it will drop. Hudnut knows that, too.
“I’m sure there are betting pools across the country,” he said laughing. “Well, [the actors] are all trying to get it, I can tell you that from watching dailies. But we’re not reinventing the wheel here. Remember, the show lives beyond Paramount+, and we have international viewers, so when we use language, we’ll use it in a very specific way and not gratuitously.”
For those who have not been keeping up, “SEAL Team” opens Season 5 this Sunday, Oct. 10, on CBS. It and the next three episodes will be shown at 10 p.mm Eastern, 9 p.m. Central. After the fourth episode airs on the West Coast on CBS, then the fifth episode will drop on Paramount+. From that point, all “SEAL Team” episodes will become available on the streaming service on Sunday nights.
David Boreanaz stars as Jason Hayes while Max Theriot plays Clay Spenser. Besides Buckley, other cast members include Neil Brown Jr., Toni Trucks, and Judd Lormand.
Afghanistan Situation Causes Changes To Take Place Within TV Show Scripts
During this season, the Afghanistan situation, alongside the “War on Terror” 20th Anniversary, contributes to future storylines.
Hudnut pointed out that “Afghanistan really is where it all started, and this season, it’s not lost on us that the 20th anniversary of 9/11…[preceded] the beginning of this season.”
Back in August, production already constructed the crew’s return to Afghanistan. But “[they] had to effectively re-break it because of the ongoing situation.”
Hudnut also said the “SEAL Team” does not go back to Afghanistan until the middle part of this season.
Fans of the show will have to watch carefully and see how things will affect the scripts.
“SEAL Team” does its best to honor those who have fought for the United States military. We guess the best advice is to stay tuned.