HBO Planning a Third WWII Miniseries From Spielberg and Hanks
After teaming together as producer/director and actor for Saving Private Ryan on the big screen in 1998, Spielberg and Hanks continued their look at WWII by executive producing Band of Brothers in 2001 and The Pacific in 2010. While those mini-series focused on the war on the ground and at sea, respectively, the new mini-series will focus on the war in the skies, taking a look at the officers and enlisted men who served in the “Mighty Eighth” Air Force.
HBO states that the as-yet-untitled mini-series will be based in part on the book “Masters of the Air: America’s Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany” by Donald L. Miller, though other books may also serve as inspiration.
Hanks and Spielberg will executive produce, along with Gary Goetzman, for Playtone and Amblin Television.
Band of Brothers and The Pacific won a combined total of 14 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Mini-series in both 2002 and 2010.
Though their inclusion causes some controversy when they are pitted against “regular” movies, Band of Brothers and The Pacific are available to rank on Flickchart, due to their availability on home video and the fact that Flickchart adopts a policy of inclusion wherever possible for those who want to rank them.
You can look here for a list of the Best Mini-series of All Time on Flickchart. Band of Brothers tops the list, winning a whopping 77% of all its matchups on Flickchart.
via The Wrap
> For more on the controversy behind Flickchart’s generous definition of what constitutes a “flick”, you may enjoy reading The “Unrankables”.