HBO has greenlit the war drama miniseries, Generation Kill.

Based on the true stories of Evan Wright's novel, Marines fight in the Iraq war; the gritty show will look at the early movements of the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion and depict the complex challenges faced by the U.S.-led mission even in the war's early stages, says Variety. David Simon and Ed Burns (The Wire) have been attached to co-write and exec produce.

No cast has been attached yet; Generation Kill will begin a six-month shoot this summer in Namibia, Mozambique and South Africa.