Based on the events of the May 2, 2011 killing of the al-Qaeda leader in Pakistan, “Seal Team Six: The Raid On Osama bin Laden” represents a first for the National Geographic Channel. Directed by John Stockwell (“Blue Crush,” “Turistas”), this is the nonfiction network’s first venture into scripted filmmaking, one they’re doing in conjunction with the Weinstein Company.
The film is set to premiere on the NGC on Sunday, November 4th with what’s obviously a lot of thought to the election on the 6th — as the announcement explains, “the insight of the film is sure to evoke in all Americans about what was an extremely pivotal moment in American history.” “Seal Team Six” is produced by Nicolas Chartier (“The Hurt Locker”) and was made with a theatrical release in mind before it was preemptively snatched up for TV. The film will be made available on Netflix 24 hours after its TV premiere.
As can been seen in the trailer below, Cam Gigandet, Anson Mount, Freddy Rodriquez, Xzibit, Kathleen Robertson, Eddie Kay Thomas and William Fichtner make up the cast of the film, which makes it one of the splashiest ripped-from-the-headlines TV movies of all time.