February 23, 2017

History announced today that its new original series Six has been renewed for a second season. The freshman drama, which is inspired by true events, premiered last month for an eight-episode run that will conclude on March 8.

Through its first four weeks on the air, the series has delivered strong ratings for the cable network with an average of 2.9 million total viewers (Live+3). Its solid performance gives History another formidable original series to join the successful Vikings, which is going into its fifth season.

Six takes place in the high stakes world of the elite Navy Special Operations unit known as SEAL Team Six. Its members are tasked with the covert mission of eliminating a Taliban leader in Afghanistan, but the mission goes awry when they discover that a U.S. citizen is working with the terrorists.

History has ordered 10 new episodes for Season 2, up slightly from the eight airing in Season 1. Production is expected to begin this summer.