“Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan” will embed viewers with Sailors from Navy Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) Platoon 342 and will allow them to witness every aspect of the unit’s deployment, from the life-or-death missions to the humorous, light-hearted moments shared between the brothers-in-arms. Over 15 cameras, including both helmet and body mounted, were utilized to capture the eight-man team’s five-month tour. Personnel featured on “Bomb Patrol Afghanistan” are extremely skilled technicians, the very best-of-the-best with over 70 years of combined U.S. Navy service.
Actor Josh Duhamel serves as the narrator for the hour-long, 10-episode documentary series which follows an eight-man unit from the U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), the world’s premier combat force for countering Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), and all other types of weaponry during their five-month campaign in Afghanistan. The series premiered on Tuesday, October 25th at 10pm ET.
“Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan” is produced by Big Fish Entertainment with Doug DePriest and Dan Cesareo serving as executive producers. Laura Civiello and Tim Rummel are the series’ network executives for G4.
I spoke with executive producer Doug DePriest about the music used in the series. DePriest noted that there is music composed for the series by a company they use. They score the original music for the series which helps moves the scenes along.
He also noted that they started the project around January or February of last year with a producer who has an realtionship with the Navy Explosive Oridinance Disposal (EOD). They then began working with their 8 person crew. The series will examine the lives of the U.S. Navy’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD). The series will show the challenges of documenting an extremely sensitive subject so that the nation can gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of what our military endures on our behalf – especially possibly the most high-risk “job” in the world.
For more information on the series, please visit: http://www.g4tv.com/bombpatrol/