Five Came Back
- TV Show
- run date
- Francis Ford Coppola, Guillermo del Toro, Paul Greengrass, Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep
- Current Status
- In Season
Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War, Mark Harris’ 2014 book, is heading to the small screen.
The book, which chronicles Hollywood’s role in World War II, has been adapted into a three-part docu-series that will debut on Netflix at the end of March. Harris, who also wrote the series, announced the exciting news on Twitter Thursday.
“My book Five Came Back is now a 3-part Netflix docu-series, written by me,” tweeted the historian, formerly an executive editor and columnist at EW. “I worked with a great team on this. Hope you like. Coming 3/31.”
Five Came Back focuses on five directors — John Ford, George Stevens, John Huston, William Wyler, and Frank Capra — who were sent to film the war and examines how their work helped shape public consciousness about the conflict. The book was released in 2014, and Harris revealed on Twitter that he’s been working on this TV project since that year, too.
Five Came Back premieres March 31 on Netflix.