Shooter on Netflix
The debut of Shooter on Netflix was delayed (because of a series of real-life mass shootings) until after the November Presidential election in 2016, but it was a breakout hit. Despite lukewarm reviews, it was embraced by viewers — a large part of them in the heartland — instantly becoming one of USA Network’s highest rated series.
Shooter follows the journey of Bob Lee Swagger (Phillippe), a highly decorated veteran who is coaxed back into action to prevent a plot to kill the President. When Swagger’s former commanding officer, Isaac Johnson (Omar Epps), solicits his expertise for a clandestine operation, Swagger discovers that he has been framed and must do everything in his power to protect his family and clear his name.
Based on the best-selling novel Point of Impac by Stephen Hunter and the 2007 Paramount film, Shooter comes from executive producers Mark Wahlberg of Closest to the Hole Productions, Stephen Levinson of Leverage Entertainment, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and executive producer/showrunner John Hlavin. Co-starring alongside Phillippe and Epps are Shantel VanSanten, Cynthia Addai-Robinson and Eddie McClintock.
Shooter on Netflix
Shooter on Netflix (Season 1), Bob Lee Swagger (Ryan Phillippe) has long retired from his job as a Marine Corps sniper. But when his former commanding officer Isaac Johnson (Omar Epps), who now works in the Secret Service, asks him to scout for potential sniper nests in Seattle in time for the U.S. president’s visit, he says yes to the job. However, when the Ukrainian president dies from a sniper shot in Seattle, Bob Lee becomes the primary suspect. Bob Lee must go on the run to prove his innocence and, with the help of unlikely allies, uncover a Secret Service conspiracy while protecting his family. Joining Phillippe and Epps in “Shooter” are Cynthia Addai-Robinson as FBI agent Nadine Memphis, Tom Sizemore as CIA black ops agent Hugh Meachum, and Shantel VanSanten as Bob Lee’s wife Julie.
Shooter on Netflix (Season 2), Bob Lee Swagger (Ryan Phillippe) travels to Germany with his wife Julie (Shantel VanSanten) to rejoin his old Marine Corps unit. Shortly after he arrives, the unit becomes the target of a terrorist attack. With the help of FBI agent Nadine Memphis (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) and Isaac Johnson (Omar Epps), Bob Lee uncovers another conspiracy involving his unit when they were still in Afghanistan, all the while dodging the assassination attempts of Chechen sniper Solotov (Josh Stewart). Beverly D’Angelo and Henry Hamlin join the “Shooter” cast for the second season as former National Security Advisor Patricia Gregson and Addison Hayes respectively. William Fichtner makes a special appearance as Bob Lee’s former instructor Rathford O’Brien.
Shooter on Netflix (Season 3), mysterious details are revealed surrounding his father Earl’s death, leading Bob Lee towards a startling conspiracy that hits close to home.