A new SEAL Team TV show is in the works… except, not really. If you’ve been a fan of Bravo Team, which has been running on Paramount+ since 2017, you should start looking for it under a new title on your favorite streaming service. The SEAL Team TV show is replacing the Bravo Team show for season 7. There will be no change other than the name, so keep a lookout for the new moniker.
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SEAL Team TV Show vs. Bravo Team TV Show
As we know at this point, the SEAL Team TV show is no different than the Bravo Team you’ve come to know and love. We’re staying right on the same plotline with the same cast of characters and actors playing them. As of this writing, there’s no news regarding the reason for the name change, just that it’s already official and will be running under the name SEAL Team from season 7 onward on Paramount+.
SEAL Team TV Show Summary
For a spoiler-free idea of what you can expect to see from this show if you haven’t tuned in already (where have you been?!), we’re gonna give you a broad overview of the plot and cast of the show.
As is probably pretty obvious, the show follows an elite Navy SEAL unit with a solid cast:
- David Boreanaz as Jason Hayes.
- Max Thieriot as Clay Spenser.
- Jessica Paré as Mandy Ellis.
- Neil Brown Jr. as Ray Perry.
- AJ Buckley as Sonny Quinn.
- Toni Trucks as Lisa Davis.
- Judd Lormand as Eric Blackburn.
- Raffi Barsoumian as Omar Hamza.
The show sees Bravo Team go through many dangerous military missions across the world on short notice and highlights the burden on themselves, their health, their families, and their friends. Anyone with real military experience will be able to relate to this show.
How Authentic Is the Show?
Overall, the show has attempted to nail authenticity. To start, there are two former Navy SEALs writing for the show – Mark Semos and Kenny Sheard. Not only that, but also roughly 70% of the show’s crew members are Veterans, and nearly the whole stunt team are former SpecOps personnel.
This helps bring the reality of warfare and the true dynamics of military life and struggles to light on a huge scale. Many military members who watch the show praise it for its realness and the fact that it doesn’t back down from tackling difficult subject matter. On the more technical side, critics have given it relatively solid ratings across the board, with it earning a 70% from reviewers on Rotten Tomatoes.
SEAL Team TV Show Plotline
If you’re a fan who’s already binged the entire six seasons that are out, you’re safe to continue reading. If you haven’t but are planning to and don’t want to be spoiled, then this is your official SPOILER WARNING.
At the end of season 6 of Bravo Team, Jason Hayes, one of the main characters who’s played by David Boreanaz, was getting ready to receive the Navy Cross for saving fellow Bravo Team member Clay’s life (just to have Clay get killed by a boneheaded security guard with a gun soon after).
During his award ceremony, Jason Hayes, SEAL Team favorite, reveals a shocking (though not to the audience) truth: he’d been suffering from a traumatic brain injury for a while. What followed was a heartfelt Spartacus moment as his fellow Bavo Team members also stepped forward to speak on their own injuries, PTSD, and other struggles following their existing time in the service.
SEAL Team’s Future
The Bravo Team TV show, with this season 6 finale, brought incredible awareness to the issues that military members face during and after service that aren’t talked about often enough. With a platform this big, we can only hope that these and future episodes will continue to have an impact on how military members and Veterans live their lives and talk about their health.
We don’t know about y’all, but we’re incredibly glad that Bravo Team, now the SEAL Team show, has gotten renewed yet again and seems to have a bright future ahead of it. Despite the SEAL Team TV show name change, we continue to expect great things from the program and its producers.