Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Discovery Orders 10 Episodes of Drama 'The Suck' from Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz

Discovery has given a 10-episode series order to original drama series The Suck created by Ed Zwick and Mark Herskovitz (thirtysomething, Nashville). The drama will premiere on the cable network in 2018.

Based on an unpublished memoir by Stephen McCallister, the drama presents a unique and unexpected view of the American experience in the Vietnam War, blending humor, tragedy and terror. At the same time, it dramatizes the story of the Vietnamese in a way not previously explored in television.

Zwick and Herskovitz serve as executive producers with Keith Addis and Tony Thomopoulos. Zwick will also direct the first episode. Lionsgate Television will produce.

"We are so lucky that Ed and Marshall, who have created so many indelible characters and unforgettable stories, are now taking Discovery viewers on a new journey. It's great that we get to partner with the Lionsgate team to bring it all to life," said Rich Ross, group president of Discovery, Animal Planet, Science Channel and Velocity.