‘SWAT’: Street Actor Alex Russell Making Directorial Debut in New Episode

by Maggie Schneider
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“SWAT” actor Alex Russell makes his directorial debut in the show’s season finale. The new episode’s trailer is intense.

The hit CBS television show “SWAT” aired its fall finale last night. With this episode comes a brief hiatus, with new episodes returning to the network on January 2nd. “SWAT” actor Alex Russell directs the intense finale.

The episode is titled “Safe House” and its description is brief yet shocking. The finale is about the struggles that undocumented immigrants face today. The team does everything it can to save them. The episode is action-packed and empathetic.

“When an undocumented woman is violently abducted, the team forms an unlikely alliance to try and bring her home alive,” it reads.

Australian-actor Alex Russell does a great job directing the episode. He thanks the “SWAT” team for giving him the chance of a lifetime. Fans are excited to see behind-the-scenes images of Russell on Instagram.

“Directing this episode was a dream come true for me,” Russell writes. “A dream!”

Fans are commenting with their reactions to the actor’s efforts on social media. Using many thumbs up and fire emojis, the consensus is positive.

“I hope you direct more episodes soon,” one fan writes. “you did an incredible job directing the last episode!” says another.

Other comments beg the actor to direct more episodes of “SWAT” in the future.

“There is a new director in Hollywood whose name will be remembered for a long time to come and that’s Alex Russell!!” one sweet fan comments.

‘SWAT’ Changes Air Time in 2022

Fans of “SWAT” catch new episodes airing on Friday nights. However, CBS announced that the drama will be airing in a new time slot.

Upcoming new episodes of “SWAT” will air on Sunday nights at 10/9c. The new season begins Sunday, January 2, 2022 on CBS. It follows episodes of the new CBS series “SEAL Team.” Some fans are not happy with this schedule change.

“Leave it on Fridays!! Sundays it’s going to play to late for those of us who have to be up at 5:00 am for work. I won’t be able to watch it until Monday evening,” one fan writes.

While fans are disappointed that the show is going on a brief hiatus, it is understandable. Football games and award shows fill up CBS’ December schedule. At least fans have a specific air date to look forward to. Viewers who are unable to watch on Sunday nights can catch the episodes on Paramount Plus after they air.