Whether or not you’re a fan of war movies, if you haven’t seen the miniseries Band of Brothers you’re missing one of the great TV shows ever produced. Now would be a good time to catch up with it, since HBO will bring us its followup, The Pacific, next year. While Band of Brothers followed a company of soldiers on their deployments in Europe, The Pacific will focus on the experiences of three Marines in the Pacific theater. Just like Band of Brothers, The Pacific will consist of 10 one-hour episodes, and the production is a massive undertaking. The story is based on two books written by Marines who were there, Eugene Sledge’s With the Old Breed and Robert Leckie’s Helmet for my Pillow.
HBO has released a trailer for the series, and it looks phenomenal:
Look for The Pacific on HBO in 2010, possibly starting in March.
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