History UK has poached first window rights to Seal Team Six drama series Six after striking a deal with sister company A+E Networks. Channel 5 previously held first window rights to the show and aired the first season earlier this year on their 5Spike channel. Representatives of Channel 5 did not immediately respond to TVWise’s request for comment.
The move to secure first run rights to season two comes shortly after History UK picked up linear rights to Six‘s first season, which premiered on the channel last month. It has already proved to be a ratings hit, ranking amongst their highest rated shows in June. The second season of Six will receive its UK premiere on History UK on Friday August 3rd at 9pm. Episodes will be repeated on Thursdays at midnight.
Six follows members of Navy SEAL Team Six, modern American warriors. Inspired by real missions, the series captures the inside world of America’s elite Special Operations unit – what these SEALs do, their personal lives, combat and the life-and-death decisions they make to protect and serve their country. The drama series is produced by by A+E Studios and stars Walton Goggins, Barry Sloane, Dominic Adams, Kyle Schmid, Juan Pablo Raba, Edwin Hodge, Jaylen Moore, Brianne Davis, Nadine Velazquez, Olivia Munn, Eric Ladin and Nikolai Nikolaeff.
The show’s ten episode second season follows Navy SEAL Team Six in a mission to destroy the terrorist network responsible for the shooting of their former team leader Richard “Rip” Taggart (Walton Goggins, “Justified”). Led by Joe ‘Bear’ Graves (Barry Sloane, “Revenge”), the Navy SEALS will join forces with cunning and tenacious CIA officer Gina Cline (Olivia Munn, “The Newsroom”) to scour Eastern Europe, infiltrating hostile territory and terrorist hotspots like Chechnya as they track the mastermind behind Michael’s (Dominic Adams, “Devious Maids”) jihadist network. The chase will bring the Navy SEALs to the border of Russia, where the consequences of their actions could spark World War III.
Check out the trailer for season two below: