History’s breakout Navy SEAL drama series <em>Six</em> is getting a major new cast addition for Season 2, with <em>The Newsroom</em> alumna Olivia Munn signing on for a key role. From A+E Studios and Weinstein Television, and created by father/son duo William and David Broyles, the series 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. In the…
In the Season 1 finale of SIX, SEAL Team 6 managed to rescue Rip (Walton Goggins), Na’omi (Nondumiso Tembe), and the schoolgirls. It was Marissa (Christine Lane), the young woman from Oregon who we’d seen Michael (Dominic Adams) recruiting over the computer earlier in the season. The show’s creators — David Broyles and screenwriter William “Bill” Broyles Jr. (Jarhead, Apollo 13) — say it’s a cliffhanger.
Tonight’s Season 1 finale of History’s SIX is the moment fans have been waiting for: SEAL Team 6 has finally arrived at the compound where their former leader Rip (Walton Goggins) has been kept captive alongside a Nigerian schoolteacher and her female students. In anticipation of the season finale (a second season will begin filming this summer), we asked Sloane to look back at three of our favorite Bear moments.
This week’s episode of History’s SIX, Season 1’s penultimate episode, ended with Akmal (Zeeko Zaki) locking Rip (Walton Goggins) in a room with Muttaqi (Jarreth Mertz) after Michael (British actor Dominic Adams) had successfully convinced Akmal that the emir was going to kill him next. As thrilling as that cliffhanger is — presumably that truck carrying Michael and the girls to Boko Haram turns around, and SEAL Team 6 in on its way — it’s how we got there that’s at the heart of the episode, and, in fact, the series. Trapped in a cell together, we got to watch Rip and Michael, the Muslim-American terrorist whose unarmed brother Rip had killed in 2014 as the pair was surrendering, have multiple conversations.
At the end of last week’s sixth hour, Michael (Dominic Adams) — the Muslim-American terrorist whose unarmed brother Rip (Walton Goggins) had shot and killed while he was surrendering in 2014 — was placed in the same cell as Rip by his own mentor, Muttaqi (Jarreth J. Merz). The emir has decided to take Rip’s suggestion and exchange the former Navy SEAL for Guantanamo releases, while offering Michael’s head to Boko Haram to even their score.
SEAL Team 6 got one step closer to finding its former leader, Rip (Walton Goggins), and the Nigerian schoolgirls and teacher being held hostage with him in this week’s episode of History’s SIX. After a heart-to-heart with his father, Robert Chase (Edwin Hodge) asked his dad to use his connections at the embassy in Kabul to access interrogation footage that ultimately allowed the team to determine the captor they need to locate is Michael (Dominic Adams) — meaning this mission is bigger than Rip, the girls, and them because Michael wants to be the next Osama bin Laden. Hodge talked with Yahoo TV about developing Chase’s backstory with the show’s producers, the most emotional moments for him to film in the series (which, update, has now been renewed for a second season), and how Chase came to wear that #BlackRiflesMatter patch.
In last week’s episode of History’s SIX, viewers watched Michael (Dominic Adams) force Rip (Walton Goggins) to film a video confessing that he’d shot an unarmed American who’d surrendered peacefully in Afghanistan in 2014. The world, including the men formerly under his command in SEAL Team Six, saw the tape. In tonight’s hour, while the team decides how to proceed — and uncovers something that helps their search for Rip and the Nigerian schoolgirls — Michael makes sure Na’omi (Nondumiso Tembe) hears Rip’s truth too.
If you’ve invested in History’s drama series SIX, tonight’s episode begins the payoff. This third hour delves deeper into Rip Taggart’s backstory with a series of flashbacks, including our sneak peek above as the then SEAL Team Six leader — played by Walton Goggins — has a heart to heart with Caulder (Kyle Schmid) after Caulder nearly makes a mistake similar to the one we watched Rip make in the series premiere. “You know, at first, it’s like a video game —Call of Duty s***. When you realize the Hajjis shoot back, you get even better at pulling that trigger. ...
History Channel’s new drama series SIX continues tonight with its second hour, which finds former Navy SEAL Team Six leader turned gun for hire Rip (Walton Goggins) still held captive — with Nigerian schoolgirls and their teacher, Na’omi (Nondumiso Tembe) — by Boko Haram. In the episode, written by co-creator David Broyles and directed by Lesli Linka Glatter, Rip’s former team attempts to detain a courier for Boko Haram who could help them uncover his whereabouts.
History Channel’s new scripted series Six, premiering Wednesday, attempts two things at once. It wants to be a realistic portrayal of how Navy SEAL Team 6 has operated in various operations overseas. It tackles this dual goal with admirable skill that sometimes doesn’t live up to the talent on-screen and behind the scenes.
In History’s drama series SIX, premiering Jan. 18, Justified‘s Walton Goggins stars as Richard “Rip” Taggart, a former Navy SEAL Team Six leader turned gun-for-hire who’s captured by Boko Haram alongside the students and teacher of a girls’ school in Nigeria. The men formerly under his command, now led by his protégé, Barry Sloane’s Joe “Bear” Graves, request the rescue mission.
In History’s upcoming drama series SIX, premiering Jan. 18, Justified‘s Walton Goggins stars as Richard “Rip” Taggart, a former Navy SEAL Team Six leader turned gun-for-hire who’s captured by Boko Haram alongside the students and teacher of a girls’ school in Nigeria. “They lose their father figure, and in a way, the sons have to overcome their differences and be the professionals they need to be to bring him back,” says David Broyles, a military special operations vet who co-created the series with his father, screenwriter William Broyles Jr. (Jarhead, Apollo 13). “We’d structured the whole season — this was going to happen here, this was going to happen here — and Walton came in, and he brought such an electricity to the role and challenged our ideas about who Rip was and where we could go with him,” David says.
After wrapping six seasons on FX’s Justified, Walton Goggins took a break from TV drama with the dark HBO comedy Vice Principals. But he’s back for more next month in Six, a scripted series inspired by SEAL Team Six missions, premiering Jan. 18 on History.