Nat Geo moves into scripted with “Seal Team Six”

Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden, distributed by The Weinstein Company and inspired by the events behind the takedown of the al-Qaeda leader, will have its world premiere on National Geographic Channel in the U.S. on November 4.
October 5, 2012

National Geographic Channel (NGC) will host the world premiere of Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden, a scripted feature directed by John Stockwell and distributed by The Weinstein Company (TWC).

The film, produced for theatrical release by Nicolas Chartier (The Hurt Locker), will make its debut on NGC on Sunday, November 4. A day after that premiere, it will be made available to Netflix subscribers in the U.S.

Starring Cam Gigandet, Anson Mount, Freddy Rodriquez, Xzibit, Kathleen Robertson, Eddie Kay Thomas and Kenneth Miller, the film was vetted by a recently retired Navy Seal, a Bin Laden historian and a top CIA operative, according to NGC.

“Harvey’s film is a perfect match for what people expect from our network¬†– content that is socially relevant, factually based and entertaining as hell,” said National Geographic Channels U.S. CEO David Lyle in a statement.

“This amazing film is destined to have a major impact on our viewers, who will see our channel’s scope widen as we host the world premiere of our first scripted project,” added NGC U.S. president Howard T. Owens.

TWC co-chairman Harvey Weinstein said the film’s “portrayal of the events that took place that night is moving to say the very least.

“I anticipate audiences will be as captivated as I was from the beginning to the end, and I’m extremely proud as an American citizen to play a role in making sure this stunning portrayal of very recent American history is available in as many homes as possible,” he added.


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