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Hollywood Insight 11/06/17

Nat Geo's New War Miniseries Calls on God in Prayer

Jeremy Sisto in National Geographic

For the next seven weeks, National Geographic's taking TV watchers into the Iraq war.

Based on ABC chief correspondent Martha Raddatz' New York Times best-selling book (by the same name), The Long Road Home (rated TV-MA) follows the true story of how the 1st Cavalry Division fought for their lives on Black Sunday (April 4, 2004) when they were ambushed in Sadr City, Baghdad.

Promoting tonight's two-hour premiere, airing on Nat Geo at 9 pm (ET), The Long Road Home released the following featurette, which shows never-before-seen clips from the anticipated miniseries as one of the main characters prays to God for mercy and protection. Check it out!

Watch the "Mercy" Featurette for The Long Road Home:

THE LONG ROAD HOME - Mercy Featurette from Different Drummer on Vimeo.

Official Synposis:

From executive producer Mike Medavoy and based on Martha Raddatz’s New York Times best-selling book, The Long Road Home will relive a heroic fight for survival during the Iraq War, when the 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood was ferociously ambushed on April 4, 2004, in Sadr City, Baghdad — a day that came to be known in military annals as "Black Sunday". Over eight episodes, the event series will cut between the action on the ground in Iraq and that on the homefront back in Texas, where wives and families await news for 48 hellish hours, expecting the worst.

Cast:

Two-time Emmy-nominated actor Michael Kelly as Lt. Col. Gary Volesky; Emmy-nominated actor Jason Ritter as Capt. Troy Denomy; Kate Bosworth as Capt. Denomy’s wife, Gina; Sarah Wayne Callies as LeAnn Volesky, wife of Lt. Col. Volesky; Noel Fisher as Pfc. Tomas Young; and Jeremy Sisto as Staff Sgt. Robert Miltenberger.

How to Watch:

Special 2-hour premiere: Tuesday, Nov. 7  at 9/8c
Feature air dates: Tuesdays (Nov. 14 - Dec. 19) at 10/9c

TV Rating:

TV-MA (This program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17)

Official Website:

The Long Road Home on Nat Geo

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