Joe Mangianello is suiting up for History's SIX. The Magic Mike XXL star will play an elite Navy SEAL whose 2014 mission to kill a Taliban leader in Afghanistan takes an unexpected turn when his team discovers a U.S. citizen was working with the terrorists, Deadline reports.

Manganiello will play Rip Taggart, "a gruff, haggard, and aggressive military man who was once the squad leader of Seal Team Six," according to Deadline. "Five years later, Rip is working in Africa, protecting a small village from Boko Haram."

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The series will be an eight-part drama and will costar Barry Sloane. William Broyles Jr. (Apollo 13) and special ops veteran David Broyles wrote the series, which aims to show "what these SEALs do, their complex personal lives, and the life and death decisions they make," Deadline reports. Retired U.S. Navy SEAL Mitchell Hall, who also worked on Zero Dark Thirty and Lone Survivor, will serve as SIX's technical advisor.

Mangianello can next be seen in Pee-wee's Big Holiday premiering on Netflix on March 18.

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