HISTORY'S NEW MILITARY DRAMA SERIES 'SIX' PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18 AT 10PM ET/PT
SERIES TO STAR WALTON GOGGINS, BARRY SLOANE, JUAN PABLO RABA, KYLE SCHMID AND EDWIN HODGE
Series is from A+E Studios, Harvey Weinstein, Weinstein Television and
Oscar(R) Nominee William Broyles
New York, New York - October 25, 2016 - HISTORY's new military combat drama series "SIX," makes its series debut on Wednesday, January 18 at 10PM ET/PT. The eight episode first season of "SIX" follows members of Navy SEAL Team Six, modern American warriors, whose covert mission to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan goes awry when they uncover a U.S. citizen working with terrorists. Inspired by real missions, the series authentically captures the inside world of America's elite Special Operations unit - what these SEALs do, their personal lives, combat and the life-and-death decisions they make to protect and serve their country.
"SIX" is an authentic portrayal of what it means to be a member of SEAL Team Six, a true brotherhood, the best at what they do. The series begins with SEAL Team Six troop leader Richard 'Rip' Taggart (Walton Goggins/ "Vice Principals"; The Hateful Eight) making a questionable decision while on a mission in Afghanistan. Two years later, Rip is captured by Boko Haram and it's up to his former SEAL Team Six brothers - led by Joe Graves (Barry Sloane/ "Revenge"), Alex Caulder (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(R), Emmy(R) nominated and DGA Award winning Lesli Linka Glatter ("Homeland," "Ray Donovan").
"SIX" is created by Academy Award(R) nominee William Broyles (Cast Away; Apollo 13; Jarhead) and David Broyles, a military special operations veteran. 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," "The Pacific") and Glatter are executive producers. 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.
About A+E Studios
A+E Studios is the studio unit of the award-�winning global media company A+E Networks, LLC. A+E Studios creates, produces and distributes high quality scripted programming across all networks and platforms in the A+E Networks portfolio, including A&E(R) Network, Lifetime(R), History(R), LMN(R), FYI(TM), and A&E IndieFilms(R). A+E Studios' slate of programming consists of scripted series, event series and movies, including the Peabody Award-winning "UnREAL" for Lifetime; the event miniseries "ROOTS," upcoming series "SIX" and "Knightfall," as well as "Houdini" for History, among others. Following its first full production year, A+E Studios received 16 Primetime Emmy(R) nominations including Outstanding Limited Series for "ROOTS."
HISTORY(R), now reaching more than 96 million homes, is the leading destination for award-winning series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across all platforms. The network's all-original programming slate features a roster of signature series including "Pawn Stars," "American Pickers," "The Curse of Oak Island," "Alone" as well as the hit drama series "Vikings." The HISTORY website is located at history.com. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/history and Facebook at facebook.com/history.