Multinational media and entertainment company Entertainment One (eOne) will team with David Ayer and Chris Long’s Cedar Park Entertainment on four-part limited docuseries Ready for War.
The series explores the causes and effects of deporting U.S. military veterans when they return home — and the forced recruitment into Mexican drug cartels that often awaits in Mexico. Issues explored include PTSD, drug abuse, crime convictions for combat veterans and the broader implications of immigrant soldiers.
Ready for War was created by filmmakers Andrew Renzi (pictured) and Nick Boak, and directed by Renzi (Fishtail, They Fight).
The series is executive produced by Cedar Parks’ Ayer and Long, North of Now’s Renzi and Boak, Prettybird’s Kerstin Emhoff and Candice Dragonas, and eOne’s Tara Long.
Also on board as EPs are platinum-selling Canadian-American hip hop artist and actor Drake and his business partner and manager Adel “Future the Prince” Nur.
“Our soldiers take responsibility for our nation’s freedom and security when they put their lives on the line,” said Renzi, in a statement. “We need to take responsibility for them when they come home, no matter where they were born and what mistakes they made when they came back.
“It shocks me how little traction this issue has gotten. Through this process, I’ve seen the desperation of a number of veterans who are threatened to serve criminal organizations precisely because of the military training we gave them.”