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"When I was in Vietnam many years ago, and also my father in World War II, you went off to war and then you came home,” Six co-creator William Broyles Jr said about the contemporary balance he was seeking to explore in History’s new Navy Seal drama series. "These guys are in the carpool lines and taking out the trash and then suddenly they have to go and deal with some of the most dangerous people on the planet in very morally ambiguous situations and then come… »
History’s scripted military drama series Six drew 2.6 million total viewers across History, A&E and Lmn in Live+Sd ratings, according to Nielsen. On History alone, Six drew 1.7 million total viewers, 739,000 in adults 25-54 and 615,000 in adults 18-49. Across the three networks, the premiere drew 1.1 million adults 25-54 and 912,000 adults 18-49, according to History and Nielsen. Created by Oscar-nominated William Broyles and David Broyles, a military special operations… »
In the clip from tonight’s premiere, which you can watch above, troop commander Rip (Goggins) and the other SEALs in his unit attempt to figure out how to treat an injured woman who could also be a suicide bomber. Rip and his troops — Bear (Barry Sloane), Caulder (Kyle Schmid), Buddha (Juan-Pablo Raba), Chase (Edwin Hodge), Buck (Donny Boaz), and Fishbait (Jaylen Moore) — are tasked with some of the most dangerous missions in the military.
The “Muttaqi” that Rip refers to in the clip is the Osama bin Laden-esque mastermind whose actions have so unnerved Rip that he commits an act even his own men think is over the line, setting off a chain of events that will eventually lead to Rip’s kidnapping by Boko Haram. It »
- Oriana Schwindt
Recastings are a semi-regular occurrence on TV, particularly in the era of Peak TV.
But when History's upcoming military drama Six had to recast its lead role, the switch raised a few eyebrows, if only because of the seeming lack of similarities between the original actor cast, Joe Manganiello, and the actor who replaced him, Walton Goggins.
"It was a different style of actor, so we were able to adjust and take the series in some different places that we might have with Joe," writer and exec producer William Broyles told reporters Friday at Television Critics Association winter press »
- Kate Stanhope
William and David Broyles, the executive producers of the History miniseries “Six” discussed having to recast one of their stars, saying that they basically started from scratch. Initially, the miniseries was set to star “True Blood” alum Joe Manganiello, but the actor had to remove himself from the series due to health issues. He was then replaced by “Justified” star Walton Goggins. “It was a different style of acting, so we had to adjust, but we were able to take the series in a different direction,” William Broyles said at the Television Critics Association press tour on Friday. Also Read: Walton Goggins. »
- Reid Nakamura
5 items from 2017
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