Newswire: Joe Manganiello to star in History’s Navy SEAL drama SIX

Deadline reports that erstwhile exotic dancer and future Smurf Joe Manganiello has been cast opposite Barry Sloane (Longmire, Revenge) in History’s Navy SEAL drama SIX. The 8-episode series will follow “a brotherhood of modern American warriors, Navy SEAL Team Six,” whose mission to kill a Taliban leader in Afghanistan is complicated by the discovery of an American working within the terrorist group.

Manganiello will play Rip Taggart, a “gruff, haggard, and aggressive military man” and former Seal Team Six squad leader, who currently finds himself in a small African village fending off attacks from Boko Haram. Sloane will lead the series as John “Bear” Graves, the team’s newly-minted leader. The series is being co-written by William Broyles Jr., a journalist and former U.S. Marine turned screenwriter (Jarhead) and producer, and his son David, a military Special Operations veteran. Broyles Jr. previously drew from his military career when …

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