The History Channel's new eight-episode Navy SEAL Drama, “SIX” focuses on the legendary unit SEAL Team Six, and will be filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina, a studio spokesman announced on Jan. 6, reports Star News online.
The first season will be produced by A+E Studios and The Weinstein Co., and will follow the SEAL unit on a fictional 2014 mission to Afghanistan to eliminate a Taliban leader. The mission goes south and they discover a U.S. citizen working with the terrorists.
“I thought about how would our world react and it brought on the idea of creating a series about the world of SEAL Team Six because the story felt as poignant and timely as ever,” said Weinstein, who explained that each season will feature a different theatre of war.
“‘SIX’ is a series that recognizes this country’s great heroes and soldiers, and there’s no doubt that it will make for some of the most important, provocative television seen in ages,” said Weinstein.
Paul Buccieri, the History Channel’s president, told Entertainment Weekly that by featuring the SEALs’ lives at home and at war, the series “provides an amazing canvas for stories that deserve to be told.”
The drama will be written by Oscar-nominated screenwriter and Vietnam veteran William Broyles and his son David Broyles, a military special operations veteran, reports Deadline Hollywood. The series’ technical advisor will be retired U.S. Navy SEAL Mitchell Hall, who worked on “Zero Dark Thirty.”
The series’ office in Wilmington opened on Jan. 11, according to Star News online, and the air date has not been announced.
NAVAL BASE SAN DIEGO — An enlisted Navy SEAL sniper testified on Wednesday that Chief Eddie Gallagher told his platoon prior to their deployment that if they ever captured a wounded fighter, their medics knew "what to do to nurse them to death."
In early morning testimony, former Special Operator 1st Class Dylan Dille told a packed courtroom that he had heard the phrase during unit training before the men of SEAL Team 7 Alpha Platoon deployed to Mosul, Iraq in 2017.
A Navy SEAL sentenced to one year in prison for the death of Army Special Forces Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar is under investigation for allegedly flirting with Melgar's widow while using a false name and trying to persuade her that he and another SEAL accused of killing her husband were "really good guys," according to the Washington Post.
Army Staff Sgt. Albert Leon Mampre, who served during World War II with the famed Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division depicted in the HBO series 'Band of Brothers,' was laid to rest on June 15th, the Army announced
Mampre, who died on May 31 at 97 years old, was the last living medic from Easy Company, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. A number of soldiers assigned to his unit provided an honor guard for his funeral service.
In his seven months as legislative assistant to the commandant of the Marine Corps, Brig. Gen. Norman Cooling proved to be an abusive, bullying boss, who openly disparaged women, ruled through intimidation, and attempted to spread a rumor about a female officer after the Senate complained about him to the defense secretary, according to a Defense Department's Inspector General's Office investigation.
"The adjectives a majority of witnesses used to describe his leadership were abusive, bullying, toxic, abrasive, and aggressive,"a DoD IG report on the investigation into Cooling's conduct found. "Some subordinates considered him an 'equal opportunity offender,' disparaging men and women. BGen Cooling denied making some of the comments attributed to him, but more than one witness told us they heard him make each of the comments described in this section of our report."