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Old 01-03-2007, 12:44   #1
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Generation Kill - New HBO Mini-Series from 'The Wire' Team

This sounds like it should be quite special based upon the pedigree of those involved.

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The Wire was the brainchild of David Simon, a Baltimore journalist who wrote the book that became Homicide, and Ed Burns, an ex-Baltimore cop and schoolteacher. Even though the fifth season of The Wire is its last, Burns and Simon are going to be sticking around television a little longer -- Variety announced that HBO has signed the pair to adapt Evan Wright’s book Generation Kill into a seven-part miniseries.

Wright’s book is about the 1st Reconnaissance Marine Battalion fighting in the early stages of the Iraq war, and is described by HBO as “how elite members of the Marine Corps confront the military bureaucracy in the midst of the war.” Fans of The Wire know that’s damn near perfect for Simon and Burns -- so much of The Wire is about how people find themselves defined by or part of an institution (police department, criminal enterprise, education system, labor union, professional politics), and about the inherent failure of institutions to provide for its members.

While there’s no cast attached to Generation Kill just yet, it begins shooting this summer in Namibia, Mozambique, and South Africa and the miniseries aims to have the scope, if not the high production budget, of Band of Brothers. As a fan of The Wire, I’m very excited for this one. I know that Burns and Simon won’t be loading this up with political statements or their own opinions – their honest and unflinching presentation of the material, like it has been on The Wire, will be enough of a political statement for everyone.
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Old 01-03-2007, 12:57   #2
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not a fan of war shows, but this I would definitely watch
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Old 01-03-2007, 14:37   #3
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Cant believe season 5 of wire is its last but will definetly be keeping my eyes open for this new show
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The Wire is always being talked up so this sounds good; I do love Homicide (the show, not the hobby). I have The Wire season 1 on DVD to watch and I feel like I really ought to crack on with it.
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Old 02-03-2007, 19:37   #5
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This is odd - I understood they canned Over There, because it was too close to the truth and upset some of the Americans, yet we have a new show on Iraq??

Anyhow, really enjoyed OT, so hope it is as good as that
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I loved the Wire, and will definitely miss it after S5, so i'll keep an eye open for the new project.

smst, give it a good chance, it's worth it
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I liked Over There, so this sounds like something to look forward to.
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Looks promising.
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Was that Ziggy from S2 of The Wire?
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Was that Ziggy from S2 of The Wire?
Yep, hopefully he'll keep his knob tucked into his fatigues in this.

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Can't wait for this, should be awesome.
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FX will be showing this in the UK (as well as The Corner). The news was posted on a blog which also talked about FXHD, but I don't see any implication that this will be in HD itself.

http://community.fxuk.com/blogs/fox_...-news-day.aspx
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Fricking sweet. You just know this will be good.
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Be nice if The Wire team could do a Spooks style CIA or FBI show. Sort of like The Wire but with unlimited technology budget
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FX will be showing this in the UK (as well as The Corner). The news was posted on a blog which also talked about FXHD, but I don't see any implication that this will be in HD itself.

http://community.fxuk.com/blogs/fox_...-news-day.aspx
FX are showing the corner thats sweet
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Can someone please post on here when the date is known, I don't want to miss this?
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Old 24-05-2008, 17:09   #19
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Generation Kill starts July 13th on HBO
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That is good - I missed half of it when it was on E4.
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