LOS ANGELES, Calif. – In the wake of continuing real-life gun violence, USA Network says it’s postponing the debut of its new series “Shooter” for a second time.
“Shooter” originally was set to debut Tuesday but was delayed until July 26. The network said Monday that after further consideration, it has rescheduled the premiere for this fall.
USA Network cited the recent tragic events in Dallas and elsewhere in making its original decision. On Sunday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, three law enforcement officers were killed and three were wounded in an ambush shooting.
The series stars Ryan Phillippe as a highly decorated ex-marine sniper who is coaxed back into action after he learns about a plot to kill the president. USA says the conspiracy thriller is “ultimately about trust, loyalty and family.”