A U.S. Army unit, consisting mostly of new soldiers, finds itself engaged in bloody firefights immediately following their arrival in Iraq. Focusing more on the soldiers' lives than on war itself, "Over There" follows the stories of Sgt. Chris "Scream" Silas and his unit - which includes Pfc. Bo Rider, Pvt. Frank "Dim" Dumphy and Pvt. Brenda "Mrs. B." Mitchell. The series was created by veteran TV producer Stephen Bochco ("NYPD Blue"; "L.A. Law"). The show's title comes from a 1917 George M. Cohan song about U.S. soldiers fighting in World War I.