Sky Picks Up David Boreanaz’s ‘SEAL Team’ & Alan Cumming’s ‘Instinct’ For 2018
‘SEAL Team’ is a military drama that follows the professional and personal lives of the most elite unit of Navy SEALs as they train, plan, and execute the most dangerous, high stakes missions our country can ask of them.
Jason Hayes (David Boreanaz – ‘Bones’, Buffy/Angel’) is the respected, intense leader of the Tier One team whose home life has suffered as a result of his extensive warrior’s existence. His team includes his trusted confidant, Ray Perry (Neil Brown Jr. – ‘Insecure’, ‘Straight Outta Compton’), the longest-tenured operator with whom Jason shares an ingrained shorthand, and Sonny Quinn (A. J. Buckley – ‘CSI: NY’, ‘Murder in the First’), an exceptional, loyal soldier with a checkered past who still combats self-destructive tendencies. Undergoing additional rigorous training in the hope of joining Hayes’ select unit is Clay Spenser (Max Thieriot – ‘Bates Motel’, ‘Point Break’), a young, multi-lingual second generation SEAL with insatiable drive and dedication.
Deployed on clandestine missions worldwide at a moment’s notice, and knowing the toll it takes on them and their families, this tight-knit SEAL team displays unwavering patriotism and fearless dedication even in the face of overwhelming odds.
‘Instinct’ is an adaptation of the novel ‘Murder Games’ from James Patterson (‘ZOO’) & Howard Roughan, which centres on a former CIA operative, Dylan Reinhart (Alan Cumming – ‘The Good Wife’, ‘Web Therapy’, ‘The X-Men’). Now working as a professor and writer, he is pulled away from his new life and back to his CIA past when the NYPD detective Lizzie Needham (Bojana Novakovic – ‘Shameless US’) needs his help catching a serial killer.
Other cast includes Sharon Leal (Supergirl’s M’gann M’orzz) as Monica Hernandez, Lizzie’s friend, who has recently been promoted to be her boss at the NYPD; Naveen Andrews (‘Sense 8’, ‘Lost’) plays Julian, Dylan’s old friend from the CIA who rivals Dylan in brilliance and wit, and Daniel Ings (‘W1A’, ‘Lovesick’, ‘The Crown’) plays Dylan’s husband, Tracy. Whoopi Goldberg also stars.