Cast and crewmembers of National Geographic’s “The Long Road Home” will host a premiere screening at 7 p.m. Friday for Fort Hood soldiers and their families at Abrams Gym.

The mini-series premieres on NAT GEO at 8 p.m. Central Standard Time Nov. 7.

“The Long Road Home” is based on Martha Raddatz’s New York Times best-selling book by the same name and relives a heroic fight for survival during the Iraq War, when members of the 1st Cavalry Division were ferociously ambushed on April 4, 2004, in Sadr City, Baghdad — a day that came to be known in military annals as “Black Sunday.”

Over eight episodes, the series will cut between the action on the ground in Iraq and that on the homefront back in Texas, where spouses and families await news over a period of 48 hours. The cast includes two-time Emmy-nominated actor Michael Kelly as Lt. Col. Gary Volesky; Emmy-nominated actor Jason Ritter as Capt. Troy Denomy; Kate Bosworth as Capt. Denomy’s wife, Gina; Sarah Wayne Callies as LeAnn Volesky, the lieutenant colonel’s wife; Noel Fisher as Pfc. Tomas Young; and Jeremy Sisto as Staff Sgt. Robert Miltenberger.

Cast members Fisher, Callies, EJ Bonilla, Jon Beavers, Jorge Diaz, Ian Quinlan and Darius Homayoun, along with executive producer Mike Medavoy; Raddatz, author and ABC News chief foreign affairs correspondent; and executive producer, screenwriter and showrunner Mikko Alanne will be in attendance.

Eric Bourquin and Aaron Fowler, veterans and oldiers portrayed in the film, will also be in attendance. | 254-501-7554

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