HISTORY’S INTENSE NEW MILITARY DRAMA SIX SET TO PREMIERE JANUARY 18 AT 10PM ET/PT
Inspired by Real Navy SEAL Operations, SIX Delves into the Complex
Brotherhood of Elite Soldiers Faced with Harrowing Life-and-Death Decisions
Created by William Broyles (Cast Away, Apollo 13, Jarhead) and Military Veteran David Broyles, SIX Stars Ontario-Native Kyle Schmid, Barry Sloane, Juan Pablo Raba, and Walton Groggins
Toronto, Canada – HISTORY®‘s compelling new military drama series SIX, deploys on Wednesday, January 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Created by Academy Award®-nominee William Broyles (Castaway, Apollo 13, Jarhead) and David Broyles, a military special operations veteran, the eight episode season follows members of the elite Navy SEAL Team Six, whose covert mission to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan goes awry when they uncover a U.S. citizen working with terrorists. Inspired by true events, the series authentically captures the high-stakes world of this Special Operations unit – including their personal lives, the grueling combat, and the difficult life-and-death decisions they are faced with to protect and serve their country.
The premiere episode of SIX (Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on HISTORY) begins with SEAL Team Six troop leader Richard ‘Rip’ Taggart (Walton Goggins, Justified) making a questionable decision while on a mission in Afghanistan. Two years later, Rip is captured by terrorist group Boko Haram, and it’s up to his former SEAL Team Six brothers – led by Joe Graves (Barry Sloane, Revenge), Alex Caulder (Canadian Kyle Schmid, Copper), and Ricky “Buddha” Ortiz (Juan Pablo Raba, Narcos) – to put their differences aside to locate and rescue their former troop leader.
SIX also stars Edwin Hodge (Chicago Fire), Dominic Adams (Devious Maids), Brianne Davis (Jarhead), Nadine Velazquez (Flight), Jaylen Moore (Homeland), Donny Boaz (The Great Debaters) and Nondumiso Tembe (True Blood). The first two episodes of SIX are directed by Academy Award and Emmy® Award-nominated Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland, Ray Donovan).
SIX is executive produced by William Broyles, Harvey and Bob Weinstein, David Glasser, Nicolas Chartier, Alfredo Barrios, Jr. (Burn Notice), George W. Perkins (Live from Baghdad), Bruce C. McKenna (Band of Brothers,) and Glatter. David Broyles is a co-executive producer. Karen Campbell (Dexter) serves as the supervising producer and joins Barrios, McKenna, and William and David Broyles as writers on the series. Retired U.S. Navy SEAL Mitchell Hall (Zero Dark Thirty, Lone Survivor) serves as the series’ technical advisor. CNN’s national security analyst Peter Bergen serves as the series’ terrorism consultant. Jana Bennett and Arturo Interian are the executives in charge of production for HISTORY. A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for SIX. SIX is produced by A+E Studios in association with Weinstein Television.
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