Do you remember the time when USA was the place you went for shows about chipper, handsome people who solved problems and smiled all the time? USA certainly doesn’t want you to. The network unveiled the trailers for two of its latest series, Shooter, which premieres this summer, and Falling Water, which debuts this fall, and boy, there is nary a quip in sight. Shooter is based on the Stephen Hunter novel Point of Impact and the 2007 Mark Wahlberg film, Shooter. It stars Ryan Philippe as Bob Lee Swagger, an ex-Marine sniper who gets entangled in an assassination attempt. Omar Epps also stars.
Falling Water brings USA into full acid-trip territory with the story of three people who discover that they can all access each other’s dreams. There are seemingly world-changing implications to their newly discovered powers, plus plenty of Inception-style special effects — can we get a Zimmer horn? David Ajala, Will Yun Lee, and Lizzie Brochere star in the series. Don’t worry, even amid all the criminal conspiracies, everyone has great clothes and is well-lit. USA wouldn’t deprive you of that.