Joe Manganiello To Co-Star In History’s Military Drama Series ‘Six’

True Blood alum Joe Manganiello is set to co-star opposite Barry Sloane in History’s eight-episode military action drama series Six, from A+E Studios and The Weinstein Company.

Written by William Broyles (Jarhead) and David Broyles, a military Special Operations veteran, and inspired by current events, Six follows a brotherhood of modern American warriors, Navy SEAL Team Six, whose 2014 mission to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan goes awry when they uncover a U.S. citizen working with the terrorists.

Magic Mike‘s Manganiello will play Rip Taggart, a gruff, haggard, and aggressive military man who was once the squad leader of Seal Team Six. Five years later, Rip is working in Africa, protecting a small village from Boko Haram. I hear he has signed a one-year deal for the show.

In addition to Sloane, Manganiello joins previously cast Dominic Adams and Juan Pablo Raba. He is repped by CAA and Management 360.

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