The Long Road Home (miniseries)

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The Long Road Home
The Long Road Home poster.jpg
Television release poster
Created byMikko Alanne
Based onThe Long Road Home: A Story of War and Family
by Martha Raddatz
ComposerJeff Beal
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes8
Executive producers
Running time42 minutes
Production companies
Original networkNational Geographic
Original releaseNovember 7 (2017-11-07) –
December 19, 2017 (2017-12-19)
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The Long Road Home is an American drama miniseries created by Mikko Alanne. It is based on the 2007 book The Long Road Home: A Story of War and Family by Martha Raddatz, which tells the story of a U.S. Army unit trapped in during the first day of the Siege of Sadr City in 2004. The series stars Michael Kelly, Jason Ritter, Kate Bosworth, Sarah Wayne Callies, Jeremy Sisto, Noel Fisher, Jon Beavers, E. J. Bonilla, Jorge Diaz, Ian Quinlan, Darius Homayoun and Patrick Schwarzenegger. The miniseries premiered on National Geographic on November 7, 2017.[1][2]


  • Michael Kelly as Lieutenant Colonel Gary Volesky
  • Jason Ritter as Troy Denomy
  • Kate Bosworth as Gina Denomy
  • Sarah Wayne Callies as Leann Volesky
  • Jeremy Sisto as Sgt. Robert Miltenberger
  • Noel Fisher as Pfc. Tomas Young
  • Jon Beavers as Sgt. Eric Bourquin
  • E. J. Bonilla as Lt. Shane Aguero
  • Jorge Diaz as Spc. Israel Garza
  • Ian Quinlan as Specialist Robert Arsiaga
  • Darius Homayoun as Jassim Al-Lani
  • Patrick Schwarzenegger as Sgt. Ben Hayhurst
  • Katherine Willis as Cathy Smith
  • Franklin Silverio as Spc. Acevedo
  • Joshua Brennan as Sgt. Jackson
  • Joey Luthman as Spc. Jonathan Riddell
  • Thomas McDonell as Spc. Carl Wild
  • Devonne Palmer as Corporal Allan Alexander
  • Charlie Parrish as Burkholder
  • Micah Pediford as Corporal Coleman
  • Devyn Placide as Pvt. Derrick Perry
  • Alex Ross as Sfc. Jerry Swope
  • Ezekiel Z. Swinford as Spc. Matt Fisk
  • Roland Buck III as Spc. Rafael Martin
  • May Calamawy as Faiza
  • Rana Haddad as Samira
  • Peter Malek as Essam
  • Laith Nakli as Alim
  • Bruce Peacock as SSG Haubert
  • Carter Redwood as Pedro Guzman
  • Jill Blackwood as Belinda Miltenberger
  • Mike Davis as Captain Dylan Randazzo
  • Andrew Michael Johnson as Spc. Joshua Rogers
  • Ian Pala as Spc. Seth Weibley
  • Christopher Dontrell Piper as Sgt. Reginald Butler
  • John Trentacoste Jr. as Spc. Sean Crabbe
  • Luis Amory as Sgt. Miranda
  • Brandon Charles Chesser as Spc. Jonathan Denny
  • Karina Ortiz as Lupita Garza
  • Sebastian Cook as Denomy's Soldier
  • Kenny Leu as Sgt. Eddie Chen
  • Parker Weathersbee as Elijah Aguero
  • Roby Attal as Capt. David Mathias
  • Josh Cavazos as Lt. Clay Spicer
  • David DeLao as Chaplain Pena
  • Cotie Domm as Pfc. Luke Fournier
  • Garrett Graham as Captain John Moore
  • Gurie Sheffield as Sfc. Butler
  • Duncan Coe as Lieutenant Cannon
  • Patrick Gathron as Spc. Ahmed Cason
  • Joshua Phipps as Spc. Stephen Hiller
  • Josh Blaylock as Spc. Loren J. Haller
  • Rochelle Robinson as Cindy Sheehan
  • Josh Vinyard as Jerry Bune
  • Charlie Parrish as Burkholder
  • Oriana Ledesma as High-school Student
  • Charlotte Delaney Riggs as Chapel Kid


No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUS viewers
1"Black Sunday, Part 1"Phil AbrahamMikko AlanneNovember 7, 2017 (2017-11-07)1.099[3]
The First Cavalry Division launches a rescue mission when one of their platoons is ambushed by thousands of enemy insurgents in Sadr, a suburb district of Baghdad. As news break, the lives of the soldiers’ families at Fort Hood are thrown into chaos and uncertainty.
2"Black Sunday, Part 2"Phil AbrahamLana ChoNovember 7, 2017 (2017-11-07)1.099[3]
3"Into the Unknown"Mikael SalomonAlan DiFioreNovember 14, 2017 (2017-11-14)0.693[4]
Denomy (Jason Ritter) leads the first rescue into Sadr City under heavy fire. It is clear the locals have been preparing for this ambush for weeks.
4"In the Valley of Death"Mikael SalomonMikko AlanneNovember 21, 2017 (2017-11-21)0.517[5]
Before Staff Sergeant Robert Miltenberger’s (Jeremy Sisto) deployment, he is overcome by a strong premonition that he will die in Iraq.
5"The Choice"Phil AbrahamMikko Alanne & Scott GoldNovember 28, 2017 (2017-11-28)0.727[6]
Jassim’s troubled past is revealed and his allegiance is tested. Aguero is forced to make a choice that scars his platoon for the rest of their lives.
6"A City Called Heaven"Phil AbrahamMikko Alanne & Alan DiFioreDecember 5, 2017 (2017-12-05)0.593[7]
Tomas Young (Noel Fisher) learns about the realities of war, beginning a lifelong struggle through which he’ll touch countless lives.
7"Abandon Hope"Mikael SalomonAmy Louise Johnson & Kelly WilesDecember 12, 2017 (2017-12-12)0.553[8]
8"Always Dream of Me"Phil AbrahamMikko AlanneDecember 19, 2017 (2017-12-19)0.611[9]


Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Ceremony Category Recipient(s) Result Ref.
2017 8th Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Limited Series The Long Road Home Nominated


  1. ^ Petski, Denise (2016-07-29). "Nat Geo Greenlights 'The Long Road Home' Event Series". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-11-06.
  2. ^ Derek Lawrence (2017-06-20). "Long Road Home: Watch the exclusive first trailer for Nat Geo miniseries". Retrieved 2017-11-06.
  3. ^ a b "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.7.2017". Showbuzz Daily. 2017-11-08. Retrieved 2017-11-22.
  4. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.14.2017". Showbuzz Daily. 2017-11-15. Retrieved 2017-12-03.
  5. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.21.2017". Showbuzz Daily. 2017-11-22. Retrieved 2017-12-09.
  6. ^ "Updated with Broadcast: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.28.2017". Showbuzz Daily. 2017-11-29. Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  7. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.5.2017". Showbuzz Daily. 2017-12-06. Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  8. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.12.2017". Showbuzz Daily. 2017-12-13. Retrieved 2018-01-05.
  9. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.19.2017". Showbuzz Daily. 2017-12-20. Retrieved 2018-01-05.

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