Skip Nav
Holiday Entertainment
20 Elf Quotes Perfect For Using Every Day of the Holiday Season
Alessia Cara Performs Destiny's Child Medley
Destiny's Child
If You See Us Crying Over Alessia Cara's Destiny's Child Medley, It's Just Emotions Taking Us Over
Will Witches Be on More Seasons of American Horror Story?
American Horror Story
We Haven't Seen the Last of the Witches on American Horror Story
Gifts For Men
Even Andy Cohen Would Probably Want These 22 Real Housewives Gifts
Janelle Monáe's Response to the Grammy Nominations 2019
Janelle Monáe
Janelle Monáe Tears Up While Giving a Powerful Response to Her Grammy Nomination

First Look: Generation Kill on HBO


HBO may not have any series on its schedule for the Summer, but it does have Generation Kill, a seven-part miniseries about the new face of the American military.

The miniseries, written by The Wire's David Simon and Ed Burns, is based on a book of the same name by Rolling Stone writer Evan Wright. In 2003, Wright was embedded with a Marine Corps special operations unit with the motto "Swift, Silent, Deadly." The book painted a portrait of the soldiers in his unit as they lived on the front lines of a war that was then just beginning.

Though Simon and Burns don't know the military nearly as well as they knew Baltimore, Generation Kill seems like a logical step after The Wire nonetheless. The stories of rank-and-file soldiers confronting a military bureaucracy probably have something in common with those of rank-and-file police officers, dock workers, and teachers confronting a machine much larger than themselves. Plus, Simon and Burns have experience bringing a certain dark humor to even the most grim and gritty situation.

Generation Kill will run for seven Sundays beginning July 13. Want to get a taste of what it's about? You can check out the trailer and a clip from the scene where Wright meets the troops for the first time if you

.

From Our Partners
Jason Momoa Saturday Night Live Skits 2018
Critics' Choice TV and Movie Award Nominations 2019
Does William Know Jamie Is His Father in Outlander?
What Is Netflix's The Umbrella Academy TV Show About?
Stranger Things Season 3 Episode Titles
Will Witches Be on More Seasons of American Horror Story?
Gifts For Fans of The Simpsons
Gifts For Fans of The Real Housewives
Stocking Stuffers For Friends Fans
Game of Thrones Stocking Stuffers
Is The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Like Gilmore Girls?
Gifts For Friends Fans
From Our Partners
Latest Entertainment
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds