SEAL Team season 6: Blackburn star sparks frenzy as he confirms his return at first glance | Television & Radio | Showbiz and television
Eric Blackburn (played by Judd Lormand) took the SEAL Team fandom by storm in season five when he made an unexpected return to the life of Jason Hayes (David Boreanaz). After his promotion to Commander and Executive Officer of DEVGRU in Round 4, many thought Lormand would be written out of the show given his Bravo exit, but thankfully that wasn’t the case. And now, thanks to a snap on his Instagram, Lormand has confirmed that Blackburn will be returning for the show’s sixth run on Paramount+ following his CBS stint.
Considering his 61.3k Instagram followers, Lormand sparked a meltdown among SEAL Team fans by breaking a key piece of Blackburn’s uniform.
Not revealing too much in terms of plot, Lormand snapped a shot of Blackburn’s boots and socks, ready for his next mission in season six.
And it didn’t take long for fans to weigh in their enthusiastic reactions — including some of Lormand’s co-stars from the show.
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Main star Boreanaz showed his support by liking the post while True Blood and NCIS star Ashley Jones wrote, “Woohooo!” (sic)
Members of the fandom also weighed in, with @lkirik6 commenting, “Damn yes, Blackburn! We are happy to see you!!”
“Yes Blackburn is back!! Let’s go!!” @melbear26 replied while @zouzou.tz echoed: “Hopefully we see more of Blackburn than we did last season. The show isn’t the same without him!
And @semajdebose remarked, “Can’t wait for the Davis and Blackburn scenes together in Season 6.”
But fans will have to tune in when season six wraps up filming and airs to find out for sure.
And while fans eagerly await another season of the hit military series, the SEAL Team universe is also expanding to the big screen.
Earlier this year, CBS bosses announced that a SEAL Team movie was in the works – alongside an all-new NCIS spin-off, NCIS Sydney.
George Cheeks, President and CEO of CBS and Chief Content Officer for News and Sports at Paramount+, said at the time, “These two projects represent two new ways to expand our studio’s footprint while supporting the company’s mission to drive streaming.
“We have the producer roster, production infrastructure and deep library to be creative and nimble with franchisees and other IPs for domestic and international audiences.”
The SEAL Team movie won’t act as a bridge between seasons five and six, however, on its own as its own project.
Blackburn’s involvement in the feature film project currently remains unknown as to whether or not he will appear.
SEAL Team Season 6 will premiere on Paramount+ in the US later this year. Season 5 continues Wednesdays on Sky Max and NOW in the UK.