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Airdate: The Long Road Home

Upcoming Nat Geo drama chronicles the 2004 war in Iraq and families awaiting news in the US.

Another scripted drama, The Long Road Home, will air on National Geographic next month.

The 8 part series is based on Martha Raddatz’s New York Times best-seller which chronicles the war in Sadr City, Iraq, and also dramatises families waiting at home in the US.

It is produced directed by Phil Abraham (Daredevil, Mad Men, Orange Is the New Black) and Mikael Salomon (Band of Brothers) and produced by Mike Medavoy (Black Swan, Zodiac).

The cast includes Michael Kelly (House of Cards), as Lt. Col. Gary Volesky; Jason Ritter (Parenthood, Girls), as Capt. Troy Denomy; Kate Bosworth (SS-GB) as Capt. Denomy’s wife Gina; Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead, Prison Break) as wife of Lt. Col. Volesky; Noel Fisher as PFC Tomas Young and Jeremy Sisto as Staff Sgt. Robert Miltenberger.

The miniseries is yet to debut in the US.

The Long Road Home is a bold new scripted drama series that chronicles the events of one of the darkest engagements of the Iraq War – as American forces occupying Baghdad are ambushed on April 4, 2004 – a day that came to be known as “Black Sunday.” Told through the eyes of those on the frontline, this is not only a story of soldiers in combat but also of their families at home, where wives and families await news for 48 hellish hours.

8:30pm Tuesday November 7 on National Geographic.

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  1. This has all been done before in the mini series Generation Kill, most of the later TV productions featuring the American infantry in the Middle East copied the shows authentic combat scenes but not always Generation Kill’s macabre military sense of humour and understated language. I shall be looking out for this new show with interest.

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