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Discovery Channel, Lionsgate Team On Vietnam War-Themed Series

Discovery Channel will partner with Lionsgate to produce a 10-part series revolving around the Vietnam War.

The series, The Suck, takes a unique and unexpected view of the American experience in the Vietnam War while dramatizing the story of the Vietnamese in a way not previously explored in television, according to network officials.

The series, based on an unpublished memoir by Vietnam veteran and former Greenpeace International executive Stephen McCallister, will premiere in 2018. Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz (Nashville, the creators of thirtysomething) will serve as executive producers of the series along with Keith Addis and Tony Thomopoulos.

“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," said Rich Ross, Group President of Discovery, Animal Planet, Science Channel and Velocity in a statement. "It's great that we get to partner with the Lionsgate team to bring it all to life."

The Suck is the second collaboration between Discovery and Lionsgate following anthology series Manhunt: The UNABOMer, which is currently in production.