Paramount Network has released the first trailer as well as a behind-the-scenes look at Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s military dramedy 68 Whiskey and it is giving off some major modern-day M*A*S*H vibes. The cable network will premiere the new series January 15 at 10 pm ET/PT.
The series from Imagine Television Studios and CBS Television Studios is the first scripted show following Paramount Network’s runaway hit Yellowstone.
Adapted from the Israeli television series Charlie Golf One, 68 Whiskey stars Sam Keeley, Jeremy Tardy, Gage Golightly, Cristina Rodlo, Beth Riesgraf, Lamont Thompson, Nicholas Coombe and Derek Theler and follows a multicultural band of Army medics stationed in Afghanistan on a base nicknamed “The Orphanage.” Together, the medics navigate a dangerous and sometimes absurd world, relying on comradery, various vices, and, occasionally, a profound sense of purpose to carry them through.
Emmy-nominated series creator, showrunner and writer Roberto Benabib (Weeds, The Brink, Ally McBeal) serves as executive producer alongside with Oscar winners Grazer and Howard as well as Imagine Television President Samie Kim Falvey. Zion Rubin, who created the original series, also executive produces with Efrat Shmaya Dror (United Studios of Israel), Danna Stern (yes Studios), Francie Calfo, Dave Holstein and Michael Lehmann.
In addition to 68 Whiskey and the return of Yellowstone, Paramount Network’s new slate of scripted series includes Michelle MacLaren’s Coyote starring Michael Chiklis, a series adaptation of the film Sexy Beast, Darren Star’s Emily in Paris with Lily Collins and Paradise Lost (wt) from Rodes Fishburne, Arika Lisanne Mittman and John Lee Hancock.
Watch the trailer above and check out the “Inside 68 Whiskey” featurette with the cast and crew of the series and the poster below.
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