If we were to make a list of some of the best original programming HBO has released throughout the decades, Band of Brothers would be near the top. Executive Produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, the award-winning Band of Brothers was a dramatic telling of the story of a U.S. Army company in World War II in Europe. The more recent follow-up to the series was The Pacific, a miniseries that followed three Marines who fought in the Pacific during WWII. Now it seems there's talk of a third miniseries.
It sounds like this is just an idea that's being considered at this point. According to Indiewire, HBO's Michael Lombardo and Richard Pleper said they're considering a third miniseries, which would follow the aerial battles in the Pacific during the second World War. Sounds like an ambitious project, but then again, that could be said about the first two miniseries and they certainly measured up.
There are no additional details beyond that, including whether or not Spielberg and Hanks are already on board, interested and available, or when they'd aim to try to get this made. So it's probably safe to assume we'll be waiting a while for this if it does actually get off the ground. There was nearly a decade-gap between Band of Brothers and The Pacific. In 2001, HBO aired Band of Brothers, a 10-part miniseries which starred Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston, Donnie Wahlberg, Nicholas Aaron and Shane Taylor. The Pacific aired in 2010 and starred James Badge Dale, Joseph Mazzello and Jon Seda.
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