The great Walton Goggins has been cast in the History Channel miniseries Six, filming in Wilmington, North Carolina. He will play Rip Taggart, replacing Joe Manganiello who abruptly exited the project recently due to an unknown health issue.
Goggins is a veteran numerous TV series and films, including The Shield, Justified, Django Unchained, House of 1,000 Corpses, and most recently Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight.
Six had filmed almost two of its eight-episode order when production was abruptly shut down for Manganiello to address an undisclosed health issue.
There is currently no restart date set to resume filming, but Manganiello’s scenes will be reshot with Goggins in the role of Taggart, described as a gruff, haggard, and aggressive military man who was once the squad leader of Seal Team Six.
Written by William Broyles (Jarhead) and David Broyles, a military Special Operations veteran, and inspired by current events, Six — History’s second original scripted series after Vikings — 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 terrorists.
Six also stars Barry Sloane (Revenge), along with Dominic Adams, Edwin Hodge, Kyle Schmid, Juan Pablo Raba, Nadine Velazquez, and Brianne Davis.
Meanwhile, the History Channel has already begun teasing the series, with this weekend’s reveal of the official logo below and a preview now airing on the network.