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Good news for Bones fans! If you've been concerned about going into David Boreanaz withdrawal when the 2017-2018 TV season kicks off this fall, there's officially no need to worry. He'll be back on the small screen in the not-too-distant future, although it won't be as Agent Seeley Booth. Boreanaz will tackle a brand new role on a brand new project called SEAL Team, which has just been ordered to series at CBS.
David Boreanaz signed on to star in the SEAL Team pilot back in March. The news came only a couple of weeks after it was first reported that Jim Caviezel of Person of Interest had been cast as the lead. Boreanaz landed the gig after Caviezel left the show and CBS over creative differences. The timing was just right for Boreanaz, who had wrapped up the twelfth and final season of Bones. As the star of two hit series -- first Angel, and then Bones -- David Boreanaz is a pretty solid pick to headline any new project. He's a proven leading man and could have what it takes to make SEAL Team a hit for CBS. TVLine's report that CBS gave the series order doesn't come as a huge shock.
SEAL Team will chronicle the lives of the Navy's most elite unit of SEALs as they try to balance their high-stakes work with their families and friends in civilian life. The group of SEALs get into all kinds of action as the prepare, plan, and move into missions too dangerous for any other unit of the U.S. government to possibly tackle. David Boreanaz will play the unit commander, Jason, who is a a proven leader with the respect of those around and beneath him in the Navy. He has his fair share of demons after spending years and years rushing into impossibly dangerous missions, so there will be more to him than just a gung-ho commander.
Jason will interact with the self-destructive but good-intentioned Sonny, the talented-but-insecure Clay, the veteran Ray, and logistics officer Diaz. Co-starring with David Boreanaz in these roles on SEAL Team are Max Thieriot, Neil Brown Jr., A.J. Buckley, Toni Trucks, and Jessica Pare. Without a Trace and The Practice writer/producer Ed Redlich is on board the project as showrunner. All things considered, it sounds like we're in for a pretty intense new series that won't hesitate to get heavy. For David Boreanaz' sake, I hope SEAL Team is as much of a hit as he's managed on TV in the past.
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