‘SEAL Team’ Renewed For Season 5 With Move To Paramount+ In The USA, Along With ‘Evil’
Good news for fans of David Boreanaz military dramas! ‘SEAL Team‘ has officially been renewed for a 5th Season! One change, which will affect the US audience (but should make no difference for the UK) is the show will be moving to streaming service Paramount+, alongside fellow former CBS drama ‘Evil‘.
‘SEAL Team’ is a military drama that follows the professional and personal lives of the most elite unit of Navy SEALs as they train for, plan and execute the most dangerous missions that our country can ask of them. David Boreanaz (‘Angel’, ‘Bones’) stars as Jason Hayes, the respected, intense leader of the Tier One unit.
The drama had been sat at the lower end of CBS’s ratings, although was ahead of both ‘SWAT’ and ‘Bull’, which had both already been renewed. However, ‘SEAL Team’ is a more expensive show to make, so shifting one of its more pricey dramas over onto the Paramount+ tab helps alleviate some of the cost for CBS. The network also had to make room for the myriad of new shows they have picked up, which include the return of ‘CSI’, ‘NCIS: Hawaii’, and ‘FBI: International’, along with medical drama ‘Good Sam’.
‘Evil’ is a psychological mystery that examines the origins of evil along the dividing line between science and religion. The series focuses on a sceptical female psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a contractor as they investigate the Church’s backlog of unexplained mysteries, including supposed miracles, demonic possessions and hauntings. Their job is to assess if there is a logical explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work. The series stars Mike Colter (‘Luke Cage’), Katja Herbers (‘The Americans’, ‘Westworld’), Aasif Mandvi (‘The Daily Show’, ‘Blue Bloods’) and Michael Emerson (‘Lost’, ‘Person Of Interest’).
Whilst ‘Evil’ landed great reviews for CBS, the actual linear ratings for the drama were not so good. However, the series did extremely well on digital catch up viewing, so the move to Paramount+ makes a lot of sense.
“Our Studio and Network have a strong track record of developing high-quality dramas that have multiplatform success, and these series speak to that strength,” commented George Cheeks, President & CEO of the CBS Entertainment Group. “These moves mark another example of how our linear and streaming ecosystem can strategically work together to maximize value for the content and benefit the series and its creators.”
In the USA the fifth season of ‘SEAL Team’ will debut with a special presentation on CBS this fall before moving exclusively to Paramount+. The second season of ‘Evil’ will debut exclusively on the service. In addition, prior seasons of both series are available to stream now on Paramount+.
“We are thrilled to bring new seasons of these phenomenal series to Paramount+,” adds Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming, Paramount+. “We have a strong record of building incredible audiences with these creative teams, including Robert and Michelle King’s incomparable The Good Fight, and look forward to bringing our subscribers even more seasons of series they love.”