After a three-season run, USA Network’s thriller Shooter has been cancelled. Starring Ryan Phillippe, Shooter will finish after the 13-episode third season, but won’t be back for a fourth season. However, the drama may have a second life as producer Paramount Television is shopping the series to other networks, including sibling company Paramount Network. Representatives for both Paramount Television and Paramount Network had no comment.

Shooter premiered to high ratings in 2016 before falling off, and chronicled Phillippe as Bob Lee Swagger, a decorated marksman coaxed back into military service to prevent a plot to kill the president. The series was stalled after a series of mass shootings in summer 2016, including the killing of police officers in Dallas, Texas, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. And after Phillippe broke his leg in an off-set accident last summer, season 2 was cut down to 10 episodes.

Ryan Phillippe’s Shooter cancelled by USA Network, but there are already revival hopes


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