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S.W.A.T. Actress Stephanie Sigman Confirms Exit

"Jessica Cortez is on to new adventures"

Amanda Bell

S.W.A.T.star Stephanie Sigman was missing from the Season 3 premiere this week and it looks like her character, Jessica Cortez, won't be back any time soon. Following the episode's airing on Wednesday, fans were buzzing over her absence on social media, so Sigman confirmed that she'd left the show.

"The word is out! Jessica Cortez is on to new adventures! And so am I," Sigman wrote on Twitter, adding she was "happy" with the work she'd done on the series' first two seasons and that she was "thankful and proud of the strength this character."

Sigman called playing Capt. Cortez an "intense learning experience."

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If fans had any concerns about potential hard feelings between Sigman and anyone still involved with the series, she also put that to rest in her tweet by writing she was "wishing the show and S.W.A.T. family the best moving forward." Sigman did not, however, reveal the reason for her departure.

Series co-creator Shawn Ryan responded to her exit confirmation online as well, writing on Twitter, "Much thanks to Stephanie Sigman for her tremendous work on S.W.A.T. It was a pleasure to write for her & see what she did with the role each week. Stephanie's an extremely talented actress. I look forward to seeing what she conquers next professionally. We'll be rooting for her."

S.W.A.T. airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on CBS.

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Stephanie Sigman, S.W.A.T.

Stephanie Sigman, S.W.A.T.

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