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SEAL Team season four airs Wednesdays on CBS in the US and Sky in the UK. The military drama follows an elite unit of the United States Navy SEALs but are the characters on SEAL Team based on real people? Express.co.uk has everything you need to know. 

Are the characters on SEAL Team based on real people?

SEAL Team follows the private and professional lives of the fictional Bravo Team, a sub-unit of the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group, the most elite unit of Navy SEALs.

In season four alone, the Bravo Team have rescued one of their own who was taken hostage, experienced a military manslaughter trial and will come face to face with Boko Haram.

The characters in SEAL Team are not entirely based on one person, but a whole group of veteran NAVY Seals.

Speaking ahead of the SEAL Team premiere at the television Critics Association 2017 Summer Tour, executive producer Ed Redlich explained: “The origin of this show comes from the lives that do the work.

“Character stories are a huge part of this show [and] to me, that sets us apart from other shows. We want the whole thing to vibrate with that sense of reality.”

Speaking to Bustle, Kelly Kahl, CBS’ senior executive vice president added the characters are rooted in US military history. 

She said: “These are the guys who got [Osama] bin Laden. These are the guys who found Saddam Hussein”

Former SEAL Team members serve as advisors on the series, including consulting producer Mark Semos, a former US Navy SEAL turned actor.

American actor, consultant and Army Ranger Tyler Grey stars in the series as Trent Swayer. 

He also serves as a producer and consultant on the series.

Grey is a former 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment (Delta Force) operator and sniper-qualified Army Ranger. 

He was medically retired after nine years of service from the Army after being wounded on a mission in Iraq.

The series also features real Navy dogs who are trained in explosive detection, tracking, and human apprehension.

Will there be another series of SEAL Team?

At the moment, there has been no official announcement regarding SEAL Team season five. 

The fourth series is still airing in the US and UK and a decision is likely to be made after the series concludes.

SEAL Team’s renewal will depend on numerous factors including ratings, the availability of cast and crew and the events of the series four finales which is just three episodes away.

The series may not have the highest of ratings but SEAL Team has been positively received by critics and fans across the world.

For example, the series currently holds a 7.6 rating out of 10 on IMDb and 79 percent score on popular review site rotten tomatoes.

David Boreanaz, who plays Jason Hayes in the series, has started a huge campaign to renew SEAL Team.

Boreanaz took to Twitter with the hashtag #SaveSEALTeam and as expected fans have jumped on the bandwagon.

After CBS renewed several titles – NCIS, Blue Blood, S.W.A.T and Bull – for new seasons but not SEAL Team in early April 2021, Boreanaz tweeted: “Let’s go, CBS – let’s renew this show.”

He also took to Instagram to urge fans to help convince CBS to renew the drama.

Boreanaz posted a photograph of himself visiting a SEAL Team fan in hospital.

He captioned the picture: “Real vets are the real heroes behind CBS ‘Seal Team.’

“Let’s keep it going @cbstv Thank you to all the fans and veterans’ for the support and love for this show @sealteamcbs #ReNew this show. #NeverOutoftheFight.”

Boreanaz’s SEAL Team co-star Neil Brown Jr also shared his support to save SEAL Team.

Express.co.uk will update this article when more information is available.

SEAL Team airs Wednesdays on CBS and Sky One

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