The Brave’s inspiration is ER

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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,

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