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FX Orders Iraq War Pilot

Nov 1, 2004  •  Post A Comment

FX has ordered a drama series pilot from veteran showrunner Steven Bochco called “Over There,” about an Army unit sent to Iraq during the current crisis. “Over There” will focus on the soldiers as well as their families at home. Chris Gerolmo will write and direct the pilot.

“We’re thrilled that Steven and Chris have responded to our overture by creating a series that portrays our front-line troops in Iraq with such accuracy and emotional honesty that it transcends partisan political rhetoric,” said John Landgraf, president of entertainment for FX.

The show is the first announced cable venture from Steven Bochco Productions. “Over There” is the second drama pilot order the network has announced in the past six months. The first, the ensemble drama “Thief,” recently completed production.