Kathryn Bigelow’s 2009 Academy Award winning film The Hurt Locker delivered a riveting and intense portrayal of life as an Army bomb squad unit stationed in Iraq. Starting next year, G4 will go beyond the fiction to bring you Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan, a new series about the real life soldiers who put their lives on the line every day as members of an Explosive Ordinance Disposal unit stationed in one of the most hostile environments in the world.
The show will follow the lives of the EOD team, both at home and in the blistering terrains of Afghanistan, as they train to become members of this elite bomb dismantling task force. G4 will take viewers inside the day to day operations of the EOD Mobile Unit Platoon, providing an unparalleled level of access to these highly skilled and death-defying soldiers.
"There is simply no way to comprehend the incredible amount of pressure and split-second decision making these individuals must undertake in the worst possible physical conditions without riding along with them as our cameras will do," said G4 president Neal Tiles. "This is a rare opportunity to showcase the work of the courageous men and women on the front lines, and share with our viewers all the real-life drama, teamwork, danger and triumph that goes along with this specialized job. G4 viewers will see these real-life heroes putting their lives on the line as they go through what, for them, is just another day at the office."
Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan premieres in October 25th only on G4.