Generation Kill

Generation Kill is an American seven-part television miniseries produced for HBO, based on the 2004 book of the same name by Evan Wright about his experience as an embedded reporter with the United States Marine Corps’ 1st Reconnaissance Battalion during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. It was adapted for television by David Simon, Ed Burns and Evan Wright. The miniseries was directed by Susanna White and Simon Cellan Jones, and produced by Andrea Calderwood. It aired from July 13 to August 24, 2008. The ensemble cast includes Alexander Skarsgård as Sergeant Brad ‘Iceman’ Colbert, James Ransone as Corporal Josh Ray Person, and Lee Tergesen as reporter Evan Wright. Generation Kill was nominated for 11 Primetime Emmy Awards, winning three in 2009 in the miniseries categories. Nominations included Outstanding Miniseries, Outstanding Directing (Susanna White for “Bomb in the Garden”), and Outstanding Writing (David Simon and Ed Burns for “Bomb in the Garden”). It won for Outstanding Special Visual Effects, Outstanding Sound Editing, and Outstanding Sound Mixing. A red carpet screening of Generation Kill was held for U.S. Marines at Camp Pendleton in California, where the series was favorably received.


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