David Boreanaz is gearing up for Season 5 of SEAL Team.
“Time to go back to work [tomorrow]. Day 1 for season 5. #TEAMS” he captioned a teaser video.
Fans and Boreanaz are both gearing up for the fifth season, which will be unlike any other. Firstly, the show has been moved from its original time slot to Sundays at 10 PM. The premiere episode will take place on October 10.
Secondly, SEAL Team is transitioning from CBS to the streaming platform Paramount+. The show will have four more episodes on the CBS Network before transitioning to the streaming platform. David Boreanaz is quite excited about the move. He teased on his social media channels that the show can be even more “real” without broadcast television restrictions.
“Oh my God. I’ve been in network TV for over 20 years and now I can drop the F-bomb?” the veteran television actor told EW. He later clarified, “It’s not about dropping the F-bomb. You have to earn those moments. I think they will be more readily earned on a streaming platform. We can really go there now, and that’s going to be interesting, really. I’m excited about it.”
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Boreanaz explained that the team will approach the series in the same way. He believes that without commercials they can tell stories “a lot better.” Overall, they are estimating 18 more minutes of show time per episode. He believes that network television is about quantity, and “no disrespect to that at all.”
“I think the challenge of network television is being able to push the boundaries and be creative in that aspect. And our show really has gone above and beyond as far as marrying the action and how real that is with the emotional arcs that our characters have undertaken and where they’ve taken us for four seasons. So I’m proud of that,” he said.
Overall, Boreanaz is proud of what he has accomplished with Jason Hayes. In the future, he hopes to shed light on the darker places that service people suffer from like PTSD or TBI. He hopes that military shows discussing real issues like this don’t get overlooked.
As for his character, Boreanaz hopes to discover where he stands as both a leader and as a father.
“Becoming that true Jedi that is almost wiser and better emotionally and physically, and being able to use that as a sounding board to listen to his team members and his brothers, [with] what adversities they may be going through and how he can relate to that,” he concluded.