Premieres Tuesday, September 13 on Discovery
(LOS ANGELES, CA)– With its new series TAKING FIRE, Discovery will bring viewers into the hearts and minds of American soldiers, a captivating experience like nothing ever seen on film. The series is the story of a band of brothers deployed to defend one of the United States’ farthest flung outposts at the gateway to one of the deadliest places on earth: the mouth of the Taliban-held Korengal Valley in Northeast Afghanistan. Told by the men who fought on the frontlines themselves and illustrated with real combat footage shot on helmet cameras and handy cams, this material never-before-seen on television takes viewers along for a visceral experience not witnessed in news reports or traditional documentary portrayals of war.
Discovery’s five-part series TAKING FIRE will premiere Tuesday, September 13 and will air one episode per week.
"TAKING FIRE offers our viewer an experience truly unlike anything they have seen anywhere before," said Rich Ross, President of Discovery. “This is a visceral and literal peek behind a curtain that few of us will ever see again."
TAKING FIRE will showcase the renowned and highly regarded 101st Airborne Division, charting one year’s deployment on one base in Afghanistan. It is not simply a series of war stories, but a character-driven serial, showing the impact of war on a handful of men during the course of their year on the frontlines.
TAKING FIRE is produced for Discovery Channel by Raw TV. For Raw TV, Executive Producers are Dimitri Doganis, Louise Norman, Dan Gold and Rebecca North. For Discovery Channel, Executive Producers are Denise Contis, Matthew Kelly and Joseph Schneier.
About Discovery Channel Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com
About Discovery Communications Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. For 30 years Discovery has been dedicated to satisfying curiosity and entertaining viewers with high-quality content through its global television brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery and Science, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Discovery controls Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com
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