Samantha Highfill
April 13, 2015 AT 04:26 PM EDT

Why would actor/director Ricky Schroder gather a small crew to travel to Afghanistan and embed themselves with the American soldiers for three months? Simple: to document the soldiers’ experience for a new docu-series.

And as a result, DirecTV’s The Fighting Season gives a first-person perspective on the inner workings of the war in Afghanistan. The six-episode docuseries intends to answer the questions: “What is America doing there, and why has it become the scene of America’s longest war?”

EW has an exclusive first look at the trailer for The Fighting Season

The Fighting Season premieres Tuesday, May 19 at 9 p.m. on DirecTV’s Audience Network.

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