History’s new dramatic series Six will premiere on January 18, 2017 at 10pm ET/PT. The military drama focuses on members of Navy SEAL Team Six and is inspired by real missions the elite force took part in. Season one will consist of eight episodes starring Walton Goggins (Sons of Anarchy, Vice Principals), Barry Sloane (Revenge), Kyle Schmid (Copper), Juan Pablo Raba (Narcos), 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 series was created by William Broyles (Cast Away, Jarhead) and special operations veteran, David Broyles. William Broyles, David Broyles, Alfredo Barrios, Jr, Karen Campbell, and Bruce C. McKenna wrote the series, and Oscar nominee Lesli Linka Glatter directed the first two episodes.
The Plot: 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 (Goggins) 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 (Sloane), Alex Caulder (Schmid), and Ricky “Buddha” Ortiz (Raba) – to put their differences aside to locate and rescue their former troop leader.
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.