Filming of the History Channel miniseries Six was halted last week so actor Joe Manganiello could address an unknown health issue, and now we have word that the former True Blood star will not return to the production and his role is now to be recast.
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 his replacement, to be named soon, according to Deadline.
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. Barry Sloane stars.
The role Manganiello originally played is Rip Taggart, a gruff, haggard, and aggressive military man who was once the squad leader of Seal Team Six.