SEAL Team star David Boreanaz needs no introduction as an actor. He’s been starring in high-profile TV shows since the late 1990s. In recent years, however, Boreanaz has been flexing his directing chops. He got behind the camera once again for the November 21 episode of the hit CBS war drama.
And it’s not just any episode. Titled “Conspicuous Gallantry,” the eighth installment of SEAL Team Season 5 will be the first to stream exclusively on Paramount Plus. We hate to be the bearers of bad news for all of you CBS-bound fans out there, but it looks like cord-cutters win this round.
That said, the shift will bring plenty of changes for the better. At least we think so. Jason Hayes actor David Boreanaz directing the first streaming episode is exciting enough in itself. But even more promising is the freedom moving over to the streaming platform provides.
SEAL Team has been great on CBS. There’s no denying that. But on Paramount Plus, the show can get away with showing a lot more detail when it comes to combat.
“The streaming format allows us just to do more, more action, more intense scenes. It just gives us that extra fabric of getting deeper into the character development and what these veterans and these characters struggle with, whether it’s PTS (post-traumatic stress) or TBI (traumatic brain injury),” Boreanaz told Entertainment Tonight recently.
So go ahead, SEAL Team fans. Raise one up with Jason Hayes and Bravo Team in honor of a bright future on Paramount Plus.
David Boreanaz Spoke on His Directing Approach Ahead of His ‘SEAL Team’ Debut in 2018
The November 21 episode of SEAL Team will mark David Boreanaz’s fifth directing effort on the series. His first came in 2018 for the 21st episode of Season 1, titled “The Graveyard of Empires.”
He talked to Collider about how he intended to direct that first episode and how it differed from his previous directing experience on shows like Bones. He directed a total of 11 episodes for that series from 2009 to 2017.
“It’s a different type of show. You’re really there with them. I do know that Episode 21 will involve a crash site, helicopter and people injured. I’ll shoot it very POV and very real-time. I love real-time contained episodes. Episode 10 was like that, setting that tone where you’re always up against something because of time. I think our show operates best in real-time,” Boreanaz told the outlet.