It all started when producer Laura Dunne caught sight of a brief clip of action in Afghanistan on Funker530.com, a website that collects and posts combat footage. From there, she was able to get in touch with Kyle ‘Bobby’ Boucher, one of the soldiers featured throughout the series, who directed her to other members of his unit who recorded action firsthand on the front lines in Afghanistan, ultimately leading to the newest series in Discovery Channel’s lineup, ‘Taking Fire.’
‘Taking Fire’ utilizes helmet camera footage of soldiers in the 101st Airborne Division, showcasing everything from American soldiers under fire to playing pranks on each other. The series will give real, raw insight and footage from the war zone that most people have never before experienced.
Check out the sneak peek and don’t miss ‘Taking Fire’ premiering tonight at 10 PM ET on Discovery Channel, following the premiere of ‘Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove,’ starting at 9 PM ET.