Generation Kill is a 7-part mini series looking at the Iraq invasion, as experienced by an elite Marines unit. Generation Kill is a drama, but uses real events and real names, and is based on the non-fiction book of the same name, written by Evan Wright, an embedded journalist in the 2003 conflict.
The mini series is written and produced by David Simon and Ed Burns, creators of the brilliant TV show ‘The Wire‘. Incidentally, ‘The Wire’, which Channel 9 showed extremely intermittently, well, it pretty much hid the show from viewers, is soon to be shown on Channel 2 – from episode 1 right through the 5 seasons of the show.
The cast doesn’t have what you would consider any big names, but there is an element of realism in that some of the actual soldiers portrayed are not only advisers on the show, a few of them are also in the cast.