’68 Whiskey’ Trailer: Brian Grazer and Ron Howard Bring the ‘American Way of Life’ to Afghanistan (Video)

It’s a “comedic drama,” Paramount Network and Imagine Television say

Last Updated: November 25, 2019 @ 9:01 AM

Paramount Network released the trailer for “68 Whiskey” on Monday, a new “comedic drama” from Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Television Studios and CBS Television Studios.

Blending intense drama with irreverent humor, “68 Whiskey” follows a multicultural band of Army medics stationed in Afghanistan on a base nicknamed “The Orphanage,” according to Paramount. Together, the medics navigate a dangerous and sometimes absurd world, relying on camaraderie, various vices, and, occasionally, a profound sense of purpose to carry them through.

“68 Whiskey,” the cable channel’s first scripted series since “Yellowstone,” stars Sam Keeley, Jeremy Tardy, Gage Golightly, Cristina Rodlo, Beth Riesgraf, Lamont Thompson, Nicholas Coombe and Derek Theler. “68 Whiskey” is an adaptation of Israeli series “Charlie Golf One.”

Roberto Benabib writes and executive produces with Grazer, Howard and Imagine Television President Samie Kim Falvey. Zion Rubin, who created “Charlie Golf One,” is also an executive producer, as are Efrat Shmaya Dror, Danna Stern, Francie Calfo, Dave Holstein and Michael Lehmann.

“68 Whiskey” debuts Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Paramount Network.

Watch the trailer above.

“’68 Whiskey’ delivers on Paramount Network’s mission to deliver TV as big as the movies,” said Keith Cox, the president of development and production at Paramount Network and TV Land. “It’s unlike anything else on television right now, truly exploring modern military life in a way we’ve never seen before. It’s a provocative look at the cultural and social tensions faced by the men and women serving their country.”

“We couldn’t be more excited to share the first look of ’68 Whiskey,’ our new series with Paramount Network,” Grazer and Howard said. “The series is cinematic, adrenaline-fueled and filled with wit and irreverence to cut the tension of the life and death stakes of war for U.S. medics in present day Afghanistan. It’s unlike anything we’ve done before — and anything else on TV.”

You got the “unlike anything else on TV” angle loud and clear at this point, yes?

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