History’s military drama series finally has a deployment date. The cable net said today that the eight-episode first season of the show that follows the members of Navy SEAL Team Six will premiere at 10 PM ET on January 18.
Vice Principals star and Justified alum Walton Goggins toplines the series, which follows the modern American warriors as their covert mission to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan goes awry when they uncover a U.S. citizen working with terrorists. It starts with troop leader Richard “Rip” Taggart (Goggins) making a questionable decision while on a mission. Two years later, he is captured by Boko Haram and it’s up to his former SEAL Team Six brothers – led by Barry Sloane, Kyle Schmid and Juan Pablo Raba – to put their differences aside to locate and rescue their former leader. Edwin Hodge, Dominic Adams, Brianne Davis, Nadine Velazquez, Jaylen Moore, Donny Boaz and Nondumiso Tembe also star.
Production on the straight-to-series project was halted in April when lead Joe Manganiello abruptly departed during filming over a health issue. Goggins took over the role four days later, and production resumed soon after. The series originally was set to premiere back in July.
William Broyles and David Broyles created Six, which is executive produced by William Broyles, Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein, David Glasser, Nicolas Chartier, Alfredo Barrios Jr., George W. Perkins, Bruce C. McKenna and Lesli Linka Glatter, who also directs the first two episodes. The series is produced by A+E Studios in association with Weinstein Television.