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Ricky Schroder Tells Story of War in Afghanistan in Special Series on DirectTV

21 May 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

You’re Ricky Schroder, and you’re taking a risk like never before.

You’re a Hollywood veteran, but you’ve undertaken a project with no distributor and the most uncertain of futures. You’re basically guaranteed to go over budget — with no revenue in place, what is your budget, anyway? — and even your family is deeply second-guessing your choices.

And then, the bullets start flying.

Making complete irony of his “Silver Spoons” childhood and tackling a reality far beyond the grit of “NYPD Blue,” Schroder took it purely upon himself to lead a nimble crew into the thick of war in Afghanistan — producing what would become “The Fighting Season,” a six-part docuseries that DirecTV’s Audience Network will premiere May 19 after acquiring the rights only three months ago.

“As far as the bullets,” Schroder says, with a remarkable level of perspective, “the thing is, you have to remember it’s not personal. »

- Jon Weisman

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