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‘Six’ Co-Creator On War & Family In History’s Navy Seal Drama – The Contenders Emmys Video

"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…
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History’s ‘Six’ Debuts With 2.6 Million Total Viewers In Live+Sd Ratings

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…
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Watch Members of Seal Team Six in Action in History’s New Series ‘Six’ (Exclusive)

Watch Members of Seal Team Six in Action in History’s New Series ‘Six’ (Exclusive)
History’s new drama “Six” doesn’t premiere until later tonight, but Variety has an exclusive clip of Walton Goggins and his band of Navy SEALs in action.

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
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History's 'Six' Creators Discuss Recasting Lead Role: "We Tore Everything Up"

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...
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‘Six’ Producers Say They ‘Tore Everything Up’ After Recasting Joe Manganiello

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‘Six’ Producers Say They ‘Tore Everything Up’ After Recasting Joe Manganiello
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.
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Review: On Story-Screenwriters & Filmakers on Their Iconic Films

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On Story – Screenwriters and Filmakers on Their Iconic Films

Edited by Barbara Morgan and Maya Perez

247 pages, $20, University of Texas Press

The Austin Film Festival is a great place to watch films and hear from filmmakers as co-founder and Executive Director Barbara Morgan assembles a winning lineup of producers, directors, screenwriters, and performers to come talk about their craft.

Thankfully, Morgan and Maya Perez, producer of the Emmy-winning PBS series Austin Film Festival’s On-Story, have collected an assortment in a too-short collection, On Story – Screenwriters and Filmakers on Their Iconic Films. After a James Franco introduction, we get the best from the last 20 years’ worth of conversations in transcript form.

Among the highlights is the Conversation with Shane Black, David Milch, and Sydney Pollack, where the diverse filmmakers talk character, plot, structure, theme and favorite moments from across their careers.

Similarly, genre devotees will appreciate the focus on comic
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‘Homeland’ Director Lesli Linka Glatter is Fearless (Emmy Video)

‘Homeland’ Director Lesli Linka Glatter is Fearless (Emmy Video)
It isn’t news when Lesli Linka Glatter earns another Emmy nomination for directing “Homeland” (Showtime) — this time, she’s gotten two, as well as sharing Best Drama with showrunners Alex Ganza and Howard Gordon and the other executive producers.

From the start, Glatter has deployed the rigorous discipline she learned from being a modern dance choreographer to meticulously preparing everything she does, from storyboards to character analysis.

After her AFI women’s directing program short was nominated for an Oscar in 1985, Steven Spielberg hired her to direct an episode of “Amazing Stories,” a huge-scale World War II battle sequence with soldiers storming a beach and 150 extras. Then there was nothing she couldn’t do. While she went on to direct the 1995 teen classic “Now and Then,” she has found more nourishment from television than movies.

She earned DGA and/or Emmy nominations for her directing on “Twin Peaks,” “Mad Men,
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‘Homeland’ Director Lesli Linka Glatter is Fearless (Emmy Video)

‘Homeland’ Director Lesli Linka Glatter is Fearless (Emmy Video)
It isn’t news when Lesli Linka Glatter earns another Emmy nomination for directing “Homeland” (Showtime) — this time, she’s gotten two, as well as sharing Best Drama with showrunners Alex Ganza and Howard Gordon and the other executive producers.

From the start, Glatter has deployed the rigorous discipline she learned from being a modern dance choreographer to meticulously preparing everything she does, from storyboards to character analysis.

After her AFI women’s directing program short was nominated for an Oscar in 1985, Steven Spielberg hired her to direct an episode of “Amazing Stories,” a huge-scale World War II battle sequence with soldiers storming a beach and 150 extras. Then there was nothing she couldn’t do. While she went on to direct the 1995 teen classic “Now and Then,” she has found more nourishment from television than movies.

She earned DGA and/or Emmy nominations for her directing on “Twin Peaks,” “Mad Men,
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Apollo 13 Reunion As Ron Howard Eyes Seveneves Adaptation With Writer William Broyles Jr.

Ron Howard, director of In The Heart of the Sea and this year’s thriller threequel Inferno, is eyeing an adaptation of Seveneves, Neal Stephenson’s high-concept novel that could spell a creative reunion with Apollo 13 scribe, William Broyles Jr..

Deadline has the scoop, confirming that Brian Grazer is also on board to produce the book-to-screen translation. Setting up shop at Skydance, Stephenson’s sci-fi yarn is something of a mind-bender, imagining a near-future scenario where humanity is teetering on the brink of extinction following a catastrophic event.

Banding together in the face of adversary, the government of the world hatch a plan to send out a series of pioneering space vessels into the far reaches of the unknown to safeguard humanity’s future – think Interstellar, only across a broader spectrum. Fast forward 5,000 years and now, the progeny spans seven different races and a population close to three billion,
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Ron Howard Reuniting With ‘Apollo 13’ Writer for Neal Stephenson’s ‘Seveneves’

Ron Howard Reuniting With ‘Apollo 13’ Writer for Neal Stephenson’s ‘Seveneves’
Ron Howard likes to mix things up. He’s done sports movies and survival dramas and biopics and comedies, and his latest effort is a conspiracy thriller based on Dan Brown’s Inferno. Now for his next move, he’s making a foray into sci-fi. Howard is reuniting with Apollo 13 screenwriter William Broyles Jr. for Seveneves, based on Neal Stephenson‘s 2015 book. Skydance’s David […]

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Walton Goggins Joins Six, Replacing Joe Manganiello in Navy Seal Drama

Walton Goggins Joins Six, Replacing Joe Manganiello in Navy Seal Drama
Six of one, half-dozen of the other? Well, not exactly.

Justified vet Walton Goggins has take over the lead role in Six, History channel’s Navy Seal drama, according to our sister site Deadline. True Blood‘s Joe Manganiello exited the role last Thursday due to a “manageable” preexisting health issue, bringing production to a standstill after shooting two chapters of the eight-episode series.

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Goggins will play Rip Taggart, described as “a gruff, haggard, and aggressive military man who was once the squad leader of Seal Team Six.
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Walton Goggins to Replace Joe Manganiello as Lead in ‘Six’

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Walton Goggins to Replace Joe Manganiello as Lead in ‘Six’
Walton Goggins will replace Joe Manganiello in the History miniseries “Six,” TheWrap has learned. The “Justified” alum replaces Manganiello, who is departing the series due to a health issue. The eight-episode miniseries, greenlit earlier this year, tells the story of the Navy Seal team responsible for the killing of Osama bin Laden. Written by William Broyles and military special operations veteran David Broyles, “Six” follows a squad of elite U.S. soldiers, Navy Seal Team Six, whose 2014 mission to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan goes awry when they uncover an American citizen working with the terrorists. Also Read: History Orders Navy.
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Joe Manganiello Abruptly Exits History's Navy Seal Drama Six

Joe Manganiello Abruptly Exits History's Navy Seal Drama Six
Joe Manganiello has dropped out of his starring role in Six, History channel’s eight-episode Navy Seal drama, TVLine has confirmed. Manganiello’s departure has brought production to a standstill as producers scramble to recast his role.

According to Variety, the True Blood vet exited the project due to a “manageable” preexisting health issue.

RelatedCable/Streaming Renewal Scorecard 2016: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s On the Bubble?

Six focuses on an elite team of Navy SEALs whose 2014 mission to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan goes awry when they uncover a U.S. citizen working with the terrorists.
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Nadine Velasquez & Brianne Davis Join History’s Military Drama Series ‘Six’

Nadine Velasquez (Ride Along 2, Flight) and Brianne Davis (True Blood, Jarhead) have been cast opposite Barry Sloane in History's eight-episode military action drama series Six, from A+E Studios and The Weinstein Company. Written by William Broyles (Jarhead) and David Broyles, a military Special Operations veteran, and inspired by current events, Six follows a brotherhood of modern American warriors, Navy Seal Team Six, whose 2014 mission to eliminate a Taliban leader in…
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Joe Manganiello To Star In History's "Six"

"True Blood" and "Magic Mike Xxl" star Joe Manganiello will co-star opposite British beefcake Barry Sloane in History's upcoming eight-episode military action drama series "Six".

Written by William Broyles ("Jarhead") and military Special Operations veteran David Broyles, the story follows the brotherhood of modern American warriors - Navy Seal Team Six - whose 2014 mission to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan goes awry when they uncover a U.S. citizen working with the terrorists.

Manganiello will play Rip Taggart, a haggard and aggressive military man who was once the squad leader. Now he's working in Africa, protecting a small village from Boko Haram. A+E Studios and The Weinstein Company are producing the project.

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True Blood's Joe Manganiello Joins History's Seal Team Drama Six

True Blood's Joe Manganiello Joins History's Seal Team Drama Six
Brace for Six-pack zingers in five, four, three, two…

RelatedCable/Streaming Renewal Scorecard 2016: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s On the Bubble?

True Blood‘s enviably torso’d Joe Manganiello has landed a starring role in Six, History channel’s eight-episode drama about an elite team of Navy SEALs whose 2014 mission to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan goes awry when they uncover a U.S. citizen working with the terrorists. Our sister site Deadline broke the news.

Manganiello, who recently guest-starred on CBS’ Mom and will appear in Netflix’s Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, will play “Rip Taggart,
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Joe Manganiello To Co-Star In History’s Military Drama Series ‘Six’

True Blood alum Joe Manganiello is set to co-star opposite Barry Sloane in History's eight-episode military action drama series Six, from A+E Studios and The Weinstein Company. Written by William Broyles (Jarhead) and David Broyles, a military Special Operations veteran, and inspired by current events, Six follows a brotherhood of modern American warriors, Navy Seal Team Six, whose 2014 mission to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan goes awry when they uncover a…
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‘Six’: Kyle Schmid To Co-Star In History’s Military Drama Series

Kyle Schmid (Copper, Being Human) has signed on for a lead role in History's new military drama Six, from A+E Studios and The Weinstein Company. Written by William Broyles (Jarhead) and David Broyles, a military Special Operations veteran, and inspired by current events, Six follows a brotherhood of modern American warriors, Navy Seal Team Six, whose 2014 mission to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan goes awry when they uncover a U.S. citizen working with the…
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Edwin Hodge Joins History’s Military Drama Series ‘Six’

Edwin Hodge (Chicago Fire, The Purge) has joined the ensemble cast of History's eight-episode military action drama series Six, from A+E Studios and The Weinstein Company. Written by William Broyles (Jarhead) and David Broyles, a military Special Operations veteran, and inspired by current events, Six follows a brotherhood of modern American warriors, Navy Seal Team Six, whose 2014 mission to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan goes awry when they uncover a U.S…
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Revenge's Barry Sloane to Star in History's Seal Team Drama Six

Revenge's Barry Sloane to Star in History's Seal Team Drama Six
Revenge vet Barry Sloane has enlisted in Six, History channel’s eight-episode action drama from Academy Award-nominated Apollo 13 screenwriter William Broyles Jr. and military special ops veteran David Broyles.

RelatedRevenge Finale Gets Barry Sloane’s Seal of Approval: ‘Emily and Jack Were Always Supposed to End Up Together’

Inspired by current events, the series will follow 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. The project promises to capture “what these SEALs do, their complex personal lives,
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