The Unit is an American action-drama television series created by David Mamet that aired on CBS from March 7, 2006, to May 10, 2009 with the total of four seasons and 69 episodes. The series focuses on a top-secret military unit modeled after the real-life U.S. Army special operations unit commonly known as Delta Force.
On May 19, 2009, CBS cancelled the series after four seasons.
Based on show producer Eric L. Haney’s book, Inside Delta Force: The Story of America’s Elite Counterterrorist Unit, The Unit was created for television and executive produced by David Mamet and Shawn Ryan. The show is produced by The Barn Productions Inc., David Mamet Entertainment, and Fire Ants Films in association with 20th Century Fox Television.
The show purports to describe the daily lives of Delta Force (called “The Unit” in the show) operators during training and operational missions, as well as their families back home.
The theme music for the first and second seasons was “Fired Up” by Robert Duncan. Although the show focuses on an Army special ops unit, “Fired Up” is an adaptation of a Marine Corps running cadence called “Fired Up, Feels Good”. Duncan also created “Walk the Fire”, a 22-second segment used as a theme since season three