"The Suck" is a drama series on Discovery Channel that is based on an unpublished memoir by Vietnam veteran and former Greenpeace International executive Stephen McCallister.

By turns funny, terrifying and tragic, the series presents a unique and unexpected view of the American experience in the Vietnam War. At the same time, it dramatizes the story of the Vietnamese in a way not previously explored in television.

Stephen McAllister entered the US Army in August 1968 and was trained as an infantry point man and scout dog handler. He served in Vietnam with the 25th Division at Cu Chi and was released from the Army in July 1970. After the war, McAllister attended college majoring in Civil Engineering and Environmental Studies. In 1981, he joined the crew of the Greenpeace vessel named the Rainbow Warrior. He advanced to various leadership positions in Greenpeace, including Co-Director/Campaign Director for Greenpeace USA, Executive Director of Greenpeace Australia and Deputy Executive Director/Campaign Director of Greenpeace International. After leaving Greenpeace in 1991, he pursued a business career in the Washington D.C. area, from which he recently retired. McAllister is currently on the Board of Directors of Oceana, an ocean advocacy group, with Keith Addis.

"The Suck" is produced by Lionsgate with Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz ("Nashville," "thirtysomething") serving as executive producers.


FACTS

Network: Discovery Channel
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: 2018
Seasons: 1
Production Company: Lionsgate




'The Suck' Revisits Vietnam War — Due next year, the new Discovery Channel drama series is based on an unpublished memoir by Vietnam veteran and former Greenpeace International executive Stephen McCallister. Read more...





 
 
 
 
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