Deadline has reported that the current season of Shooter will end with episode 8, instead of the originally planned 10 episodes. Series star, Ryan Phillippe, suffered off-set injury and broke his leg last July 16th. Wishing Ryan a speedy recovery! Health is and should always be the top priority.
The current second season of USA Network’s drama series Shooterwill consist of eight episodes instead of the originally ordered ten.
The trim stems from the off-set injury suffered by series star Ryan Phillippe who broke his leg on July 16. At the time, Shooter was in the midst of filming the ninth episode of its 10-episode second season. While production went on for a bit without Phillippe, it has since been shut down. And USA, along with the series producing companies Paramount TV and Universal Cable Prods., have since made a decision to only air the completed episodes, with Episode 8 serving as a Season 2 finale.
“Our priority is Ryan’s recovery, and after conversations with our partners at USA and UCP we’ve decided that we will wrap S2 with episode 208, Paramount TV said in a statement to Deadline.
Sources said that there is a natural story point in episode 208 that works as a season finale, and, while this was not the original plan, the producers, network and studio are happy with the way the Season 2 story would wrap.