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even more distant in other ways. The DIA members have the most exquisite technology in the world, while the team on the ground could be dealing with something as simple as no phone service.
Riding herd over both is the character played by Heche, whose past credits include Aftermath and Dig. She was drawn to the project because of the chance to represent a group of people who make life and death situations.
‘‘Being a part of this group of people who are representing and honouring our military and the people who have chosen with their lives to give to others and dedicate their lives to saving others is extraordinary. I think I’m fascinated by people who sacrifice themselves,’’ Heche says.
‘‘And when I first spoke to Dean about this project, he was very interested in talking about the humanity. Who are the people who give up their lives for others, and how are they affected by the decision that’s they have to make every day? What is the toll that it takes to serve your country and put that first above all else?
‘‘I think that’s a really complicated human being, and I think this group of people, these actors, the team of producers, care so much. This human being that I’ve been asked to play is one of the most extraordinary women that I think I’ve ever been able to dive into.’’ – TNS 8.30pm, Mondays,