The National Geographic Channel‘s new 8-part event series The Long Road Home premieres tonight, November 7th. Based on ABC News journalist Martha Raddatz’s best-selling book, the drama stars Michael Kelly, Kate Bosworth, Jason Ritter, Jeremy Sisto and Noel Fisher.
The Long Road Home chronicles April 4, 2004, the day that is known as the Iraq War’s “Black Sunday.” The First Cavalry Division from Fort Hood, Texas, was ambushed in Sadr City, Baghdad. The series follows the men in action and the reactions of their families back home in Texas.
Military.com’s Hope Seck attended the premiere last week at Fort Hood and reports on how NatGeo recreated Sadr City at Fort Hood for the filming. She also talked with the real men and women portrayed in the show and some of the actors who played them.
SpouseBuzz’s T.T. Robinson reports from the show’s Los Angeles premiere:
And check out this documentary about the making of The Long Road Home: