‘SEAL Team’ Season 5 Premiere Date Revealed

by Samantha Whidden

Military drama TV series SEAL Team announced on Monday through Instagram its 5th season is set to premiere on Sunday, October 10th. 

“Target acquired: Season 5 premieres Sunday, October 10. #SEALTeam” the hit series’ latest Instagram post reads, which features an image of David Boreanaz as Master Chief Special Warfare Operator Jason Hayes, who is the leader of Bravo Team. 

SEAL Team premiered on CBS in September of 2017. According to IMDb, the series follows the lives of an elite team of Navy SEALs as they train, plan, and execute some of the most dangerous, high-stakes missions the U.S. military can ask. Starring alongside Boreanaz in the series is Max Thieriot, Neil Brown Jr., A.J. Buckley, and Toni Trucks. 

In May of 2021, SEAL Time was renewed for its 5th season and would be moving to Paramount+. 

David Boreanaz Discusses ‘SEAL Team’ Production Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

During a December 2020 interview with Variety, David Boreanaz shares details about how the SEAL Team production shutting down during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We first finished around March 13th, right when the pandemic hit and [studios] were shutting everything down,” the SEAL Team star recalls. He also says that production was in the middle of shooting the episode he was directing.

“I came off the mountain and I was like, ‘I’ll see you tomorrow,’” David recalls. “The transpo guys said, ‘We may be shut down.’ I didn’t think too much of it.”

The SEAL Team production was shut down the next day. The crew waited between six to seven months to get everything back up and running. David then explains that he and the other SEAL Team crew conducted meetings with Viacom, as well as went over protocols and guidelines. “We’re maintaining our path,” Boreanaz also confirms when asked if the show has had to shut down. “I don’t want to jinx it, but you just don’t know with this.”

David Boreanaz Talks Directing First Episode of ‘SEAL Team’s’ Fourth Season 

Also during his interview with Variety, David Boreanaz shares details about directing the first episode of the series’ fourth season.

“It was a very tough episode to do,” David explains. “It was grueling. The environment was tough, four days up at Big Bear up inside of a mountain. It was a snowstorm.”

Remaining optimistic, Boreanaz also states that the conditions helped with the characters’ performances. “I think it helped just with the whole drive of the characters in order to be climbing mountains and getting got the top and the altitude would get to you.”

In regards to how he channels his character, David states he has learned a lot through his own conflicts and how to apply that to the character. “Just his drive, and his mentality to get the job done, David adds. “Also to pick the pieces up and carry it on his shoulders – as easy as that may sound.”