‘S.W.A.T.’ Reboot at CBS to Star Bond Girl Stephanie Sigman (EXCLUSIVE)

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The “S.W.A.T.” reboot at CBS is heating up.

The pilot that already has A-list talent behind the camera has just cast Bond girl Stephanie Sigman in a starring role, Variety has learned exclusively.

Sigman is the first cast member to sign onto the reboot, which is based on the movie of the same name. The pilot follows a locally born and bred S.W.A.T. lieutenant who is torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers when he’s tasked to run a highly-trained unit that’s the last stop for solving crimes in Los Angeles. Sources say CBS is nearing a deal with an actor for the lead lieutenant role.

Sigman will play Jessica, who’s described as ambitious and fastidious, and has earned her high rank at S.W.A.T. headquarters.


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‘S.W.A.T.’ Reboot Directed by Justin Lin Picked Up to Pilot at CBS

The “S.W.A.T.” pilot was written by Aaron Thomas and will be directed by Justin Lin. Both will serve as executive producers, along with Shawn Ryan, Marney Hochman, Neal Moritz, Pavun Shetty, and Danielle Woodrow. Sony Pictures Television and CBS Television Studios are behind the hourlong drama.

The series is based on the 2003 film, which starred Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, LL Cool J, Michelle Rodriguez, and Jeremy Renner. That movie was based on the 1970s series, produced by Aaron Spelling, which ran for two seasons on ABC.

“S.W.A.T.” is the latest project for Sigman, who’s been high in demand ever since her scene-stealing role in the 2015 Daniel Craig movie “Spectre.” She also starred in the first season of Netflix’s “Narcos,” and appeared in a few episodes of ABC’s anthology series “American Crime” from John Ridley. This is the second consecutive pilot season that Sigman has been cast in a lead role, following Ridley’s ABC detective drama, “Presence,” which ultimately was not greenlit to series. Up next for the actress is the sequel to the hit horror movie “Annabelle 2.”

Sigman is repped by ICM, Management 360, and Morris Yorn.

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  1. Mugen says:

    It’s CBS’s version of diversity. Casting 1 woman and 12786486 men in one show and thinking SO DIVERSE, MUCH PROGRESSIVE. WOW
    For example, the first person they’ve cast for Mission Control was…. a male actor. I wonder how many female/male characters they’ve planned for that show.

    • Raph says:

      Do you know who’s going to be a tech superstark on Salvation? Are they still searching?

      • Raph says:

        Thanks for the answer, Mugen but I’m afraid it’s all wishful thinking. Love Amy Acker, she’s amazing but networks keep treating her like she doesn’t exist or like she’s nobody. Even cbs. All they gave her was a guest spot on Macguyver. Instead of giving her something better. She’s so versatile but they pretend it’s not enough to give her a leading role.

      • Mugen says:

        Tech superstar(k)? I don’t know there’s so much info and everything is so cryptic. I’ve read somewhere that they’re eyeing Amy Acker for a role which would’ve made a lot of sense since she was on Angel. From geeky girl on Angel to tech superstar on Salvation. See how cool it sounds?
        Or she’s up for a role in some spin-off, or was it Mission Control rumours or it’s something on Fox? It also may be a show on Netflix with her.
        Don’t trust me I don’t know much.

  2. cadavra says:

    Did you people even read the article? It started as a TV series and then was a movie. You can’t “ruin” a movie with a TV series when it…aw, hell, why do I even bother?

  3. James says:

    This sounds like crap right out of the gate.
    SWAT means “Special Weapons and Tactics”
    It is not involved in solving crimes,they respond when regular police units are not equipped to handle a situation.

  4. Leon says:

    I am done with this crap PC town Well FYI hollywood you water down movies to bland PG-13 and force R rated gems into the corner. Now this? Another remake but now of a crappy movie? I thought hollywood was on drugs in the 80s. Apparently all the cocaine turned into Psych meds and safe spaces. Give me money I will show you a real movie.

    • Dunstan says:

      Leon, I’m curious. Where does your troll rage originate? It’s a dumb fu*cking TV series on CBS. Do us and yourself a favor: get the therapy you so desperately need. And get off the internet.

      • Leon says:

        HAHAHAHA. I did not attack anyone other then the network for recycling garbage. If you think thats trolling you might want to rethink everything in your life. The only troll here is you for attacking me numbskull.

    • Calm down! In the scheme of, THIS isn’t important!

  5. Leon says:

    Why Why Why Why Why Why Why Why Why Why Why Why Why Why!!!!! The movie was terrible. i hate Hollywood.

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