Channel 4 announces second Jason Fox commission with Return to Afghanistan with Jason Fox (w/t)
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Hot off the heels of last year’s nail biting series, Meet the Drug Lords: Inside the Real Narcos, former elite Special Forces soldier, Jason Fox will go back to Afghanistan nearly a decade after he last set foot in the country.
Produced by Plum Pictures, Return To Afghanistan With Jason Fox (W/T) will see Jason - star of hit Channel 4 series SAS: Who Dares Wins - embark on a very personal journey, returning to the land where he endured harrowing combat experiences during multiple tours of Afghanistan.
Jason will seek to understand this complex country and the people he was sent to help, meeting old friends and former enemies, and asking whether the sacrifices are worth the traumatic legacy he, the Afghan people, and many of his fellow soldiers have been left to endure.
He’ll go back to the place that left him with a punishing personal legacy: PTSD. Something that caused Jason to be discharged from the Special Forces and made to leave behind the life and job he loved.
Jason Fox said: “Afghanistan defined me as a soldier and made me the man I am today. We spent many years there fighting in a war that saw some of the fiercest battles in modern British Military History. I saw friends get killed and seriously injured and it had a massive impact on not just me, but so many other people. I felt it was important to go back and put some of those demons to rest.”
Channel 4 Commissioning Editor Jonah Weston said: “As civilians we want our soldiers to never get hurt or feel pain. Unfortunately war is a little more complex than that, and as Jason revisits his past, I hope it will give us all a better understanding of combat and its true complexities.”
Executive Producer for Plum Pictures Stuart Cabb said: “This was a seriously dangerous endeavour for Jason to undertake, he is now an unarmed civilian flying into a country that is more dangerous and unstable than it was when he was there serving in the special forces. The film gives a unique insight into war fighting and the impact it has on those who do our bidding for us.”
Source Channel 4
May 15, 2019 7:15am ET by Channel 4