SIX TV Series Overview


Introduction

Six (stylized as SIX) is an American military drama television series. The series was ordered by the History channel with an eight-episode initial order. The first two episodes were directed by Lesli Linka Glatter. Six premiered on 18 January 2017.

Six was renewed for a second season of 10 episodes on 23 February 2017, which premiered on 28 May 2018 with the second new episode airing during its regular timeslot on 30 May 2018. On 29 June, History announced they had cancelled the series after two seasons.

Not to be confused with SEAL Team.

Outline

The series chronicles the operations and daily lives of operators who are part of the United States (US) Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU), more commonly known as SEAL Team Six, which is one of the US Armed Forces’ primary counter-terrorism (CT) units.

Cast

  • Main:
    • Barry Sloane as Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator (E-8) Joe “Bear” Graves a.k.a. Foxtrot Delta 1/FD1.
    • Kyle Schmid as Chief Special Warfare Operator (E-7) Alex Caulder a.k.a. Foxtrot Delta 2/FD2.
    • Juan Pablo Raba as Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator (E-8) Ricky “Buddha” Ortiz a.k.a. Foxtrot Delta 3/FD3.
    • Jaylen Moore as Chief Special Warfare Operator (E-7) Armin “Fishbait” Khan a.k.a. Foxtrot Delta 5/FD5.
    • Edwin Hodge as Special Warfare Operator First Class (E-6) Robert Chase a.k.a. Foxtrot Delta 6/FD6.
    • Brianne Davis as Lena Graves.
    • Nadine Velazquez as Jackie Ortiz.
    • Dominic Adams as Michael Nasry.
    • Walton Goggins as Former Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator (E-8) Richard “Rip” Taggart.
    • Eric Ladin as Special Warfare Operator First Class (E-6) Trevor Wozniak a.k.a. Foxtrot Delta 4/FD4 (season 2).
    • Nikolai Nikolaeff as Tamerlin Shishoni, a Chechen/Jihadi mastermind (season 2).
    • Olivia Munn as Gina Cline, a high-level CIA Operations Officer (season 2).
  • Recurring
    • Nondumiso Tembe as Na’omi Ajimuda.
    • Lindsley Register as Dharma Caulder.
    • Tyla Harris as Esther.
    • Jarreth J. Merz as Emir Hatim Al-Muttaqi.
    • Donny Boaz as Special Warfare Operator First Class (E-6) Beauregard “Buck” Buckley a.k.a. Foxtrot Delta 5/FD5 (season 1).
    • Rus Blackwell as Commander (O-5) Atkins, the former commanding officer of White Squadron.
    • Zeeko Zaki as Akmal Barayev.
    • Joshua Gage as Ricky Ortiz, Jr.
    • Jessica Garza as Anabel Ortiz.
    • Britt Rentschler as Tammi Buckley.
    • Angela Relucio as Lieutenant Junior Grade (O-2) Camille Fung.
    • Katherine Evans as Marissa (season 2).
    • Erik Palladino as Commander Scott Hughes, the new commanding officer of White Squadron. (season 2).

Production

Joe Manganiello was originally cast as Rip Taggart but left the series in April 2016 “due to a ‘manageable’ preexisting health issue”. About a week after Manganiello’s departure, Walton Goggins was cast as his replacement. All of the already done shoots with Manganiello’s character, nearly two full episodes, had to be re-shot. Also Christopher Backus had been cast, but left the project to be on the series Roadies before the series started shooting.

Season two, which consists of 10 episodes, was produced by a new production company, Six 2 North Productions Inc. Kimberly Peirce and Colin Bucksey are directors, with George Perkins the executive producer. Season two began filming on 17 July 2017, in Metro Vancouver, around Pemberton, and throughout British Columbia, and completed filming on 23 November 2017.

Release

Six has earned positive reviews from critics.

SIX Series

Production & Filming Details

  • Creator(s): William Broyels and David Broyles.
  • Director(s):
    • Season 01: Lesli Linka Glatter, Kimberly Peirce, Mikael Salomon, Peter Werner, Clark Johnson, and Alex Graves.
    • Season 02: Colin Bucksey, Kimberly Peirce, Stephen Surjik, Steve Shill, Peter Werner, Scott Mann, Mikael Salomon, Michael Morris, and Stephen Kay.
  • Producer(s):
    • Leslie Linka Glatter.
    • Alfredo Barrios Jr.
    • Bruce C. McKenna.
    • Harvey Weinstein.
    • Bob Weinstein.
    • David C. Glasser.
    • Nicolas Chartier.
    • Barry Jossen.
    • William Broyles.
    • David Broyles.
    • George W. Perkins.
  • Writer(s):
    • Season 01: David Broyles, Alfredo Barrios Jr., Bruce C. McKenna, Karen Campbell, and William Broyles.
    • Season 02: David Broyles, Bruce C. McKenna, Max Adams, Vincent Pagano, Alfredo Barrios Jr., and Emmy Grinwis.
  • Music: Marco Beltrami and Dennis Smith.
  • Cinematography: David Klein and Armando Salas.
  • Editor(s): Philip Neel.
  • Production: Paint Rock Productions (Season 01), the Weinstein Company (Season 01), and Six 2 North Productions (Season 02).
  • Distributor(s): A+E Networks.
  • Release Date: 18 January 2017 to 01 August 2018.
  • Running Time: 44 minutes (with adverts) and 60 minutes (with adverts).
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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