History, A+E Studios, and The Weinstein Company are working together on Six, a military action drama from Oscar nominee William Broyles and special operations veteran David Broyles. History’s greenlit an eight episode season one run for the series which, according to the network, is inspired by current events. William Broyles, David Broyles, Alfredo Barrios Jr, Karen Campbell, and Bruce C. McKenna are writing the episodes. Barrios, William Broyles, David Broyles, Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein, and George W. Perkins are executive producing. In addition, McKenna serves as the series’ executive consultant and Retired U.S. Navy SEAL Mitchell Hall (Zero Dark Thirty, Lone Survivor) is Six‘s technical advisor.
“We are thrilled to partner with William and David Broyles, Harvey Weinstein and the entire team, including our own A+E Studios, to bring this epic tale to HISTORY,” said Buccieri. “The backdrop surrounding this elite team of American soldiers – from their lives at home to the astonishing bravery they display serving our country – provides an amazing canvas for stories that deserve to be told.”
“The idea originally came to me when I read about Boko Haram kidnapping school children in Africa. I thought about how would our world react and it brought on the idea of creating a series about the world of SEAL Team Six because the story felt as poignant and timely as ever. Each year will feature a different theater of war – the first starting in Africa. We then brought on Bill, whom I long admired, along with David to write the pilot. They took my idea and developed a brilliant script for the project and added authenticity to the world in a way that only firsthand experience could possibly bring,” explained Harvey Weinstein. “Six is a series that recognizes this country’s great heroes and soldiers, and there’s no doubt that it will make for some of the most important, provocative television seen in ages. While we had vast interest from other networks, our great relationship with Nancy Dubuc, Paul Buccieri and Barry Jossen made HISTORY the clear choice.”
The Six Plot:
Six follows a brotherhood of modern American warriors, Navy SEAL Team Six, the best of the best, whose 2014 mission to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan goes awry when they uncover a U.S. citizen working with the terrorists. A drama inspired by real missions capturing what these SEALs do, their complex personal lives, and the life and death decisions they make.