Many would like to forget how Americans treated U.S. soldiers after they returned home from serving their country in the Vietnam War.

It wasn’t pretty.

An upcoming Cinemax drama uses that shameful treatment as the starting point for an eight-episode series.

The cable network, which begins production on “Quarry” March 30, described the new show in ways that remind us of a terrible chapter in recent history.

QUARRY tells the story of Mac Conway, a Marine who returns home to Memphis from Vietnam in 1972 and finds himself shunned by those he loves and demonized by the public. As he struggles to cope with his experiences at war, Conway is drawn into a network of killing and corruption that spans the length of the Mississippi River.

Based on the novels of Max Allan Collins, the series will star Logan Marshall-Green (“Prometheus”) in the title role along with Jodi Balfour (“Final Destination 5”), Peter Mullan (“Olive Kitteridge”) and Nikki Amuka-Bird (“Luther”).

 photo credit: Vietnam Memorial Plaza Dedication Ceremony via photopin (license)