National Geographic’s upcoming miniseries “The Long Road Home” looks like it might be the television event of the year.
The plot, according to National Geographic’s YouTube description, is, “Based on Martha Raddatz’s New York Times Best-Seller of the same name, the series relives 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 as “Black Sunday.” The series cuts between the action on the ground in Iraq and that of the homefront back in Texas, where wives and families await news for 48 hellish hours, expecting the worst.
I wrote yesterday that “Thank You for Your Service” might be the next great war movie, and I’m very confident when I say “The Long Road Home” might have a similar impact for the television audience.
National Geographic makes some of the most interesting content on cable tv, and they get things done correctly. Add in the fact this is a true story about the war in Iraq, and I don’t see any situation where it’s not a smashing hit.
It is scheduled to be released November 7.