One of the greatest things HBO ever aired was “Band of Brothers,” the deeply emotional tale of a group of American soldiers fighting their way through Europe during World War II. The Emmy-winning miniseries was gritty, poignant, violent, shocking and often with a vein of dark humor…basically all of the experiences of men and women in wartime.
The folks behind “Band of Brothers” were none other than Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, who brought their “Saving Private Ryan” expertise to this ultra-realistic outing. Well, now they’re back for “The Pacific,” which follows three American G.I.’s in the Pacific theater, from their initial landing at Guadalcanal, to Iwo Jima and Okinawa, and all the way through to V-J Day and back stateside.
The ten-part series won’t air until March 2010, but you can get a taste for what’s in store in the behind-the-scenes featurette below.