The cast and crew of History’s locally filmed military drama “Six” took a cue from the series’ subjects and rose bright and early Monday to film scenes outside of the U.S. Post Office on Front Street. Monday’s shoot, which began at 6 a.m., is one of the first on-location shoots in Wilmington for the production, which started filming late last week (…).
The eight-episode first season follows the personal and professional lives of the men of 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. The fictionalized series will be inspired by real missions.
The series, produced by A+E Networks, stars “Magic Mike” and “True Blood” alum Joe Manganiello as Rip Taggart, a onetime leader of the SEAL Team Six squad who now protects the residents of an African village from Boko Haram terrorists. He previously filmed 13 episodes of “One Tree Hill” in Wilmington. “Revenge’s” Barry Sloane, Dominic Adams, Edwin Hodge, Kyle Schmidt and Juan Pablo Raba also star.
Before arriving in the Port City, the cast spent two weeks filming militarized scenes in Los Angeles. In February, prop department crews were trained how to handle military weapons for action scenes that will be shot locally.
In the coming weeks, the series will fill St. Andrews Covenant Presbyterian Church with nearly 200 extras for a handful of scenes; stop by the Budgetel Inn on Market Street; and film inside Union Station on Cape Fear Community College’s downtown campus. The series is expected to shoot locally through June.
Source : JDNews 18.03.2016