S.W.A.T. Season 4 Will Begin With Flashback Episode On LA Riots; Who’s Playing Young Hondo’s Character?

S.W.A.T. Season 4 is just around the corner and the new updates are making fans more eager. CBS’s upcoming season’s new episodes are going to be more relevant than ever. Here’s everything you need to know about the series upcoming season!

S.W.A.T. Season 4: What’s So Exciting?

The fourth season’s first episode will flashback on the 1992 Los Angeles riots. This was all actually panned out about a year ago. The series’ third season ended on April 29, which was the 28th anniversary of the Los Angeles riots.

The riots happened when four LAPD officers were acquitted of excessive force usage while arresting Rodney King. The officers also beat Rodney very harshly. This episode was set close to the third season, instead will open the fourth season soon.

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S.W.A.T. Season 4
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The series’ executive producer, Shawn Ryan has earlier commented on the episode. The flashback episode will “split time between present-day action and a teenage Hondo and his father during the L.A. riots”.

Additionally, the episode will also be picking up a dangling storyline thread from the “Diablo” episode. This episode turned out to be the pandemic-shortened Season 3’s finale.

The New Cast!

Donald Dash is all set to portray Shemar Moore’s character’s younger version in the Season 4 premiere. He was also seen in NBC’s Rise plus episodes of Blue Bloods, Bull, and SVU.

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S.W.A.T. Season 4
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On the other hand, Rico E. Anderson will play Obba Babatundé’s Daniel Harrelson, Sr.’s younger version.

All about the Flashback Episode!

This flashback to the 1992 L.A. riots comes at a dire time. The world is middle of the civil unrest. The world witnessed George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police this summer. Also, Jacob Blake’s shooting in Kenosha, Wis., spared a nationwide outrage.

Additionally, the Louisville police officer’s indictment in connection with Breonna Taylor’s fatal shooting in March has given rise to controversy.

The series’ executive producers and writers announced in June about their resolve to ‘do better’. They said that they are dedicated to exploring themes of race and policing in minority communities. This statement came amid the George Floyd-related protests.

Also read: S.W.A.T: Season 4 Production Begins; Know The Release Date Here

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S.W.A.T. Season 4
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The cop drama revolves around the intersection of Black communities and law enforcement. Moore’s Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson depicts the entire series through his eyes. He is an African-American cop who has one foot firmly planted in each world.

The series’ writers said that “we will continue to mine the truth about these issues in the writing of our upcoming season”.

We will bring more insights very soon. Until then, stay tuned and keep reading for all the latest updates!




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