Walton Goggins to Replace Joe Manganiello as Lead in ‘Six’

History miniseries tells the story of Navy SEAL Team Six

Walton Goggins will replace Joe Manganiello in the History miniseries “Six,” TheWrap has learned.

The “Justified” alum replaces Manganiello, who is departing the series due to a health issue. The eight-episode miniseries, greenlit earlier this year, tells the story of the Navy SEAL team responsible for the killing of Osama bin Laden.

Written by William Broyles and military special operations veteran David Broyles, “Six” follows a squad of elite U.S. soldiers, Navy SEAL Team Six, whose 2014 mission to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan goes awry when they uncover an American citizen working with the terrorists.

Goggins will play Rip Taggart, a gruff, haggard and aggressive military man who was once the squad leader of Seal Team Six.

Barry Sloane, Edwin Hodge, Kyle Schmid, Dominic Adams and Juan Pablo Raba will also star. The series will be executive produced by William and David Broyles, Harvey and Bob Weinstein, Alfredo Barrios, Jr. and George W. Perkins.

Bruce C. McKenna will serve as Executive Consultant, and join Barrios, William and David Broyles, and Karen Campbell in writing the episodes. Retired U.S. Navy SEAL Mitchell Hall will serve as the series’ technical adviser.