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04.09.2020

SHOWTIME RELEASES POSTER AND FIRST LOOK FOR NEW DOCUMENTARY FROM THE PRODUCERS OF HOMELAND, THE LONGEST WAR

Film Explores U.S. Involvement In Afghanistan Since 9/11,

Premieres On Sunday, April 19 At 10 PM ET/PT

 

NEW YORK – April 7, 2020 – SHOWTIME has released the poster art and first-look clip for the upcoming feature-length documentary THE LONGEST WAR, which hails from Emmy®-winning director Greg Barker (Manhunt: The Inside Story of the Hunt for Bin Laden) and Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon, the executive producers of the Emmy® and Peabody-winning series HOMELAND. THE LONGEST WAR premieres on SHOWTIME on Sunday, April 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, immediately following the penultimate episode of HOMELAND.

As a companion piece to the final season of HOMELAND, which is set in contemporary Afghanistan where Claire Danes’ iconic CIA officer Carrie Mathison struggles to save a peace deal with the Taliban, THE LONGEST WAR will unpack the CIA’s long and morally complicated history in the country from the 1980s to the present through compelling, first-hand accounts of CIA officers and other U.S. key officials. Among the extraordinary subjects featured is former CIA targeter Lisa Maddox, a field officer in Afghanistan who joined the intelligence community after witnessing the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon and now questions the effectiveness of America’s longest war. To watch and share a first look clip from the film, featuring CIA analyst Lisa Maddox, go to: https://youtu.be/-26zDcWEH4Q.

 Gansa and Gordon serve as executive producers, along with Barker and Diane Becker. Peter Bergen and Tresha Mabile serve as producers. Join the conversation on social using #TheLongestWar.

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