Calling all patriots and war movie lovers! You do not want to miss a single episode of legendary action director Peter Berg’s The Warfighters, his 2016-17 series created for The History Channel. All 12 episodes of Season 1 are now streaming on YouTube.
The Warfighters is must-see TV because nobody (not even Spielberg) tells a war story quite like Berg. Whether in Patriots Day, Lone Survivor or Frontline: Mosul, Berg always makes sure he blends edge-of-your-seat realism with a commitment to getting every detail exactly right.
Blending Realism with Research
Berg does the research, consults the experts and goes the extra mile to get advice from actual survivors.
His M.O. is on full display as the mastermind behind another History Channel favorite of mine, The Selection, where civilians are trained and taught by an elite cadre of special operations soldiers.
But in The Warfighters, Berg is at the top of his game.
You’re on the Front Lines of the War on Terror
Using a combination of interviews, detailed re-enactments, and real combat footage, Berg transports us into the lethal environments our brave Special Forces must navigate in Iraq and Afghanistan. We get an inside look at the realities of their missions, as seen through the eyes of actual Army Rangers, Green Berets, Marines and Navy SEALs.
Thanks to The Warfighters, we can see the sacrifices our military members endure and the honor and heroism they bring to their vital but often thankless jobs.
All 12 episodes of Season 1 are now streaming on YouTube. You can find the listing below with actual links and episode summaries here.
Watch Season 1, Episode 1 here: It’s about SEAL Team 3, Task Unit Bruiser (commanded by Jocko Willink), and the valiant death of Marc Alan Lee during the Battle of Ramadi.