‘SEAL Team’ Star David Boreanaz on Season 5 and Move to Paramount+
CBS drama SEAL Team is one of the network’s most successful TV shows. David Boreanaz leads the cast as Jason Hayes, the head of Tier One, an elite military unit that handles missions around the world. For three seasons, the series has averaged 8-9 million viewers, but this year, it seemed like SEAL Team sat on the bubble. Though season 4 is in full swing, CBS recently announced that team Bravo is moving to Paramount+. Boreanaz recently spoke on the decision.
‘SEAL Team’ Season 5 is heading to Paramount+
In May, Deadline reported that Evil and SEAL Team are heading to Paramount+ after long negotiations. Season 4 recently wrapped on CBS and all seasons are currently available to stream on the Paramount platform. This relocation move comes after David Boreanaz implored fans to ask CBS to renew the show for an additional season.
Season 5 has been greenlit, but CBS will only air a few episodes before the show shifts exclusively to Paramount+ in the fall. According to a press release from Viacom, SEAL Team is one of the most-watched series on the streaming platform. Citing its strong fan base, the company hopes to plug into the audience so that people migrate to the service for new episodes.
David Boreanaz is confident in Paramount+
Boreanaz spoke with TV Insider about SEAL Team and its upcoming programming change. He believes the move will enable the writers and cast to go into a grittier direction that hasn’t been seen on primetime CBS. He also noted that there aren’t any commercial interruptions on a platform like Paramount+.
“The biggest difference is that obviously in the streaming world, there are no commercials, so we could tell our stories a lot better, I think,” said Boreanaz. “That’s not to say we are not doing a good job of doing that now. I don’t want to say that it’s going to be completely different, but we’re going to be able to go a little bit deeper and darker and lighter in a lot of areas. You have the ability to be a little bit more creative and you definitely have more screen time.”
The actor added that for season 5, four episodes will air on CBS and it’s up in the air how many more will drop on Paramount+. He estimates there will be 10 total.
‘SEAL Team’ Season 4 left several cliffhangers
The season 4 finale found the team grieving Full Metal’s death and celebrating Clay and Stella’s nuptials. When the series returns for season 5, Clay and Stella will be newlyweds, and viewers will see how Sonny adapts to fatherhood. But there’s more to explore within the scope of mental health for the crew. Many of their personal issues will rise to the forefront in season 5.
Will Ray commit to therapy for the long haul? What’s going on with Jason, and is his headache a sign of something more than temporary physical pain? Tune in for more SEAL Team come fall 2021, and fans should be sure to subscribe to Paramount+.