The first television series about the war in Iraq will air tonight in the US, ironically called “Over There.”
NYPD Blue creator Bochco made the drama, which is going to be shown on the FX cable network at 10 p.m.
It is a fictional account of the war from the perspective of eight US soldiers.
Reports from the BBC denied claims the drama was commissioned for political reasons.
Instead, the US media has been calling “Over There” a conventional story, taking no position of its own.
According to the LA Times, this is the network’s second seriers after “Rescue Me” that sprung up after the events of 9/11.
Bochco worked on the show with co-creator Chris Gerolmo, who was quoted as saying:
“War is a natural subject of television. It’s (the series) has got all the drama of ‘Law and Order’ and the action of ’24′, and for better or worse, it’s got all the gore of ‘CSI.’ Why not write about war? We can give you a powerful, visceral gut-wrenching experience that the news can’t give you.”