Today, HBO has released the “official’ trailer for Steven Spielberg and Tom Hank’s miniseries sequel to Band of Brothers called The Pacific. The new show, as opposed to Band of Brothers which followed paratroopers in Europe, tells the story of the Pacific Fleet’s journey through the 2nd World War.
According to HBO’s press release about the miniseries:
“Made up of 10 episodes and produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman, the creative team behind the Emmy-winning 2001 HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, The Pacific tracks the intertwined odysseys of three U.S. Marines – Robert Leckie, Eugene Sledge and John Basilone – across the vast canvas of the Pacific.
The extraordinary experiences of these men and their fellow Marines take them from the first clash with the Japanese in the haunted jungles of Guadalcanal, up the black sand terraces of Iwo Jima, to the triumphant, yet uneasy, return home after V-J Day”
As a big fan of Band of Brothers, I can’t wait to see this. It looks great.
The Pacific premieres on HBO in early 2010. Check out the trailer after the break.