Valor
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GenreMilitary drama
Created byKyle Jarrow
Starring
ComposerThe Album Leaf
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Production
Executive producers
ProducerJames Spies
Production locationsAtlanta, Georgia
CinematographyDavid Harp
EditorCraig Bench
Running time42 minutes
Production companies
Distributor
Release
Original networkThe CW
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseOctober 9, 2017 (2017-10-09) –
January 29, 2018 (2018-01-29)

Valor is an American military drama television series created by Kyle Jarrow. The show was produced by CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television, with Anna Fricke and Kyle Jarrow serving as showrunners. The series premiered on The CW on October 9, 2017, as part of the 2017–18 U.S. television season.[1] In November 2017, The CW announced that it would not be ordering any additional episodes of the show beyond the 13 episodes already produced. On May 8, 2018, The CW cancelled Valor after one season.[2]

Cast and characters

Main

Recurring and guest

Episodes

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Pilot"Michael M. RobinKyle JarrowOctober 9, 2017 (2017-10-09)1011.20[9]
2"Esprit de Corps"Randy ZiskKyle JarrowOctober 16, 2017 (2017-10-16)1020.99[10]
3"Soldier Ready"Mikael SalomonAnna FrickeOctober 23, 2017 (2017-10-23)1030.88[11]
4"Zero Visibility"Steve RobinJosh ReimsOctober 30, 2017 (2017-10-30)1040.95[12]
5"Full Battle Rattle"Alex PillaiBret VandenBos & Brandon WillerNovember 6, 2017 (2017-11-06)1051.12[13]
6"I Got Your Six"Ruba NaddaCeline GeigerNovember 13, 2017 (2017-11-13)1060.94[14]
7"Blurred Lines"Mark HaberApril FitzsimmonsNovember 20, 2017 (2017-11-20)1071.00[15]
8"About-Face"Gregory PrangeCasey FisherDecember 4, 2017 (2017-12-04)1080.93[16]
9"Stay Frosty"Geary McLeodKyle JarrowDecember 11, 2017 (2017-12-11)1090.76[17]
10"Ciphers"David McWhirterAnna FrickeJanuary 1, 2018 (2018-01-01)1100.67[18]
11"Command & Control"Lee RoseShamar S. WhiteJanuary 15, 2018 (2018-01-15)1110.98[19]
12"Oscar Mike"Tara WeyrCaitlin SaundersJanuary 22, 2018 (2018-01-22)1120.97[20]
13"Costs of War"Gregory PrangeJosh ReimsJanuary 29, 2018 (2018-01-29)1131.07[21]

Production

Development

The CW officially ordered Valor to series on May 10, 2017.[22] The series was planned to air weekly on Netflix in the UK and Ireland beginning November 1, however it never arrived.[23]

Casting

On February 17, 2017, Matt Barr was cast in the lead role as Captain Leland Gallo, a commanding officer and described as "an aging hipster meets flyboy",[4] followed a month later by the casting of Christina Ochoa as his co-pilot Officer Nora Madani, "an intense and driven junior Army pilot who is a member of the Shadow Raiders special ops unit".[3]

Filming

Filming for the series took place in Atlanta.[24]

Reception

Ratings

Viewership and ratings per episode of Valor
No. Title Air date Rating/share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
1 "Pilot" October 9, 2017 0.3/1 1.20[9]
2 "Espirit de Corps" October 16, 2017 0.2/1 0.99[10]
3 "Soldier Ready" October 23, 2017 0.2/1 0.88[11]
4 "Zero Visibility" October 30, 2017 0.2/1 0.95[12]
5 "Full Battle Rattle" November 6, 2017 0.3/1 1.12[13]
6 "I Got Your Six" November 13, 2017 0.2/1 0.94[14]
7 "Blurred Lines" November 20, 2017 0.2/1 1.00[15]
8 "About-Face" December 4, 2017 0.2/1 0.93[16]
9 "Stay Frosty" December 11, 2017 0.2/1 0.76[17]
10 "Ciphers" January 1, 2018 0.2/1 0.67[18]
11 "Command & Control" January 15, 2018 0.2/1 0.98[19]
12 "Oscar Mike" January 22, 2018 0.2/1 0.97[20]
13 "Costs of War" January 29, 2018 0.2/1 1.07[21]

Critical response

The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 24% approval rating with an average rating of 4.69/10 based on 17 reviews. The website's consensus reads, "Valor's attempt to highlight an often overlooked segment of the armed services is undercut by a badly judged blend of military action and melodrama."[25] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 39 out of 100 based on 10 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".[26]

References

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