After season 4 of CBC’s SWAT came to an end, fans are eager to learn everything there is to know about the upcoming season 5.
The fourth season of SWAT reached its end on May 26th, 2021.
CBS announced the show’s fifth season on April 15th, but when exactly will the new settlement be released, and what can we expect from SWAT season 5.
When is SWAT season 5 out?
- Season 5 is due to arrive in the autumn/fall of 2021 on CBS, but no official release date has been announced.
The fourth season of SWAT was made up of 18 episodes, the shortest season of the show with seasons 1-3 having 22, 21 and 23 episodes respectively.
Season 4’s shorter episode length is a result of the Covid-19 pandemic which also led to a delayed start in November 2020.
Season 5, meanwhile, is expected to return to the traditional September-October slot for a new TV season.
News of a fifth season came to light on April 15th, several weeks ahead of the finale and fans are delighted to hear that the show will have another chapter.
The series was just one of CBS’s hit shows to get the green light for another instalment, along with NCIS and Blue Bloods.
Who is in the cast of SWAT season 5?
The new season raises some questions regarding some of the characters’ fates, including that of Deacon (played by Jay Harrington).
The veteran sergeant found himself in trouble when he stood up to racist cops, and it could impact his career.
Kenny Johnson will be making a comeback as Luca, much to the delight of fans.
Meanwhile, Hondo (Shemar Moore) and Victor Tan (David Lim), will also be returning, having made some huge decisions in their personal lives.
Lina Esco and Alex Russell are also expected to return as Chris Alonso and Jim Street.
What will happen in SWAT season 5?
Season 5 should clear up some answers regarding the team shakeup following Hondo’s demotion.
Team members will have to keep their personal issues aside and come together once again to protect the city as new threats lurk in the shadows.
The series focuses on tensions between police and the Black community, and Hondo was known to have gone to the press following the clash with racist officers.
Viewers can expect to see more of this in the upcoming season, with Luca stepping up as a main character.
You can watch SWAT seasons 1 to 4 on CBS.