Following the fourth season premiere of his hit series S.W.A.T., Shemar Moore shared more details about the series and what is the show’s real message.
While opening up about what S.W.A.T. is trying to give to its viewers, Moore stated to CBS New York, “We’re trying to stay woke and relevant, giving you a thrill ride. Giving you something that can make you think or move you. Giving people, my fans on social media.”
Moore also shared he is proud of what he’s able to do on S.W.A.T. and is beyond grateful for SONY and CBS for giving him and the rest of the show’s cast a platform to do their thing. “We’re in a particular show that can only tell the stories that we’re telling because of the way we’re set up. We literally are LAPD S.W.A.T.”
Moore then added that while he and the other S.W.A.T. cast members are portraying “super cops,” they still represent the men and women in real life that have a lot of controversies. “We’re just trying to show you the good trying to help people believe in the good. ”
Moore Shares More Details About How ’S.W.A.T.’ Handles Real Life Events
While chatting with CBS New York, Shemar Moore revealed how S.W.A.T. handles addressing real-life events. “In this first episode [of Season 4,] we take on the Watts riot,” Moore explained. He also said that the cast talks about Rodney King from 1992 along with the 2020 events involving George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery.
Moore then stated that while many S.W.A.T. viewers are going to entertain, they are also going to be educated. “You’re going to be given different perspectives from different generations.”
He also doesn’t care what color the viewer, the stories that are told on S.W.A.T. are going to make them think. “We’re telling real stories. I’m giving you real perspectives and I’m really proud of that.”
Moore Shares Details About Filming the Show With New Health Restrictions
During his chat, Moore opened up about what it was like filming S.W.A.T. with more health restrictions.
“It’s a little strange. We’re making it happen and I’m very proud,” the actor explained. He also said that he, the other cast members, and the crew are going through health screenings to makes sure everyone is staying healthy and safe.
“We’re getting tested constantly. It was supposed to be three days a week, but literally, because S.W.A.T. is so hands-on with the actions, cops chasing bad guys, and wrestling bad guys to the ground. We’re tested pretty much every day.”
S.W.A.T.’s fifth season is currently set to premiere on October 1st. Starring with Moore on the series are Lina Esco, Alex Russell, and Kenny Johnson.