Brothers in Arms - Gearbox's game and Exercise Tiger

Like the games, the first season of Brothers in Arms is inspired by true events in World War II. The initial episodes will focus on a once-confidential operation called Exercise Tiger, a “rehearsal” for D-Day that went disastrously wrong.

“The story we ended up using has never been dramatized on TV,” says Rosenbaum. “Almost 800 U.S. servicemen were killed and it had to be covered up because the Allies were preparing for the real Normandy invasion.”

The story will center on a group of eight men who must rescue their colonel from Axis powers before the enemy can learn of D-Day plans, but Rosenbaum says it will also feature characters from both sides of the historical conflict, including real-life figures from World War II.