SWAT is one show in particular that loves covering current topics that’s going on in the world..
In 2020, SWAT Season 4 cast and crew felt a shift in tone by addressing the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as the Los Angeles Police Department’s real-life involvement in the 1992 riots.
Season 4 even started with addressing the death of George Floyd.
“To take on these protests and talk about the parallels of the ’92 riots with what’s happening today to address George Floyd. We have his literal words that he said as he was passing away,”
“We have that in the show and it was very hard and difficult for us to shoot it because we knew how poignant and real it was and still how fresh… it was.”
“But I took a lot of pride, as a lot of us did, the crew, the actors, the writers… to be able to stand out there, on this show, and march down the street and hear George Floyd’s words in a peaceful protest, to put that on the screen, through our show, that’s bigger than all of us.”