[12/14/15 - 10:17 AM] History(R) to Premiere New Military Docu-Series "Live to Tell" on Sunday, January 10 at 10PM ET/PT The eight episode hour-long series gives viewers a personal, intimate and revealing look into recent U.S. Special Operations Forces missions, as told by those who experienced the front lines of the ongoing War on Terror.
[via press release from History]
HISTORY(R) TO PREMIERE NEW MILITARY DOCU-SERIES "LIVE TO TELL" ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 10 AT 10PM ET/PT
From Executive Producer Peter Berg, Series Gives Rare First Person Accounts of Recent U.S. Special Operations Forces Missions in the War on Terror
NEW YORK, NY -December 14, 2015 - HISTORY will premiere the new docu-series "Live to Tell," from executive producer Peter Berg (Lone Survivor) and his non-scripted shingle Film 45. The eight episode hour-long series gives viewers a personal, intimate and revealing look into recent U.S. Special Operations Forces missions, as told by those who experienced the front lines of the ongoing War on Terror. "Live to Tell," will premiere on Sunday, January 10 at 10PM ET/PT.
Since 2001, the Army Rangers, the Navy Seals and the Green Berets have been fighting the War on Terror. It remains the longest war in American history. For the past 15 years, they have been at the tip of the spear, honorably risking their lives for their country and one another. "Live to Tell" is a harrowing and impactful portrayal of the triumphs and sacrifices the United States Special Operations Forces have endured on the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq. Driven by first person storytelling, archival footage and original cinematic sequences, each episode is a visceral perspective of the human experience of war.
"Live to Tell" will feature the stories of Charlie Platoon and the story of Marc Lee; The Red Wings Recovery - the Army Rangers recovery story of Marcus Luttrell, the United States Navy SEAL which the 2013 film, Lone Survivor, was based off of; A Battle for Haditha Dam - a strategically key location in Operation Iraqi Freedom; Task Force Merrill -a team of U.S. Army Rangers that set out on a mission to engage the Taliban and gather intelligence; Roberts Ridge - a quick reaction force of U.S. Army Rangers that endured the snowy mountains of Afghanistan to rescue a missing Navy SEAL; Objective Breton - a group of U.S. Army Rangers who went after a jihadist network; Ranger Machine - in Iraq in 2006, a team of U.S. Army Rangers lead a covert operation to take out a group of Al-Qaeda high value targets; and The Green Berets of 7115 - a group of Special Forces got ambushed by Taliban fighters and had to fight their way to safety after a teammate is critically shot.
This series is produced by Film 45 for HISTORY. Executive Producers from Film 45 are Peter Berg (Lone Survivor, "Friday Night Lights"), Matt Goldberg ("State of Play," "The Sixties") and Brandon Carroll ("Will of the Warrior"). Matt Ginsburg and Paul Cabana are Executive Producers for HISTORY.
HISTORY(R), now reaching more than 96 million homes, is the leading destination for award-winning original series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across all platforms. The network's all-original programming slate, including scripted event programming, features a roster of hit series including American Pickers(R), American Restoration(TM), Ax Men(TM), Counting Cars(TM), Pawn Stars(R) and Swamp People(R) as well as HISTORY(R)'s first scripted series Vikings, and epic miniseries and special programming such as The Bible, The Men Who Built America, Houdini, Sons of Liberty and the Emmy(R) Award-winning Hatfields & McCoys, Gettysburg, Vietnam in HD, America The Story of Us(R) and 102 Minutes That Changed America. The HISTORY(R) website is the leading online resource for all things history, and in 2011, the United States Library of Congress selected HISTORY(R)'s Civil War 150 site for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials related to the American Civil War sesquicentennial. www.history.com.
About Film 45
Based in Santa Monica, CA, Film 45 is partnership between Peter Berg and producers Matthew Goldberg (HBO's "State of Play," CNN's "The Sixties") and Brandon Carroll (HBO's "Will of the Warrior"), Goldberg serves as President and Carroll as Executive Vice President of Film 45. An entity separate from Berg's Film 44 production company, Film 45 is specifically tasked with maximizing the existing relationships and opportunities to create non-scripted and branded content for film, television and other platforms. In addition to developing original material, the entity houses full-scale production and post-production services. Film 45 is represented by Lance Klein at WME and David Matlof at Hirsch, Wallerstein, Hayum, Matlof & Fishman.