HBO Working on “Band of Brothers In The Sky”
Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg are working on a third HBO series about World War II, based on Donald L. Miller's acclaimed book, Masters of the Air.
Thirteen years after completing "Band of Brothers" and four years after its companion series, "The Pacific," Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg are teaming up again for a new World War II HBO series: "Masters of the Air." According to Empire Online, the new series will be based on Donald Miller's book of the same name, and will focus on the exploits of the U.S. Eighth Air Force in World War II's European Theater. The book focused on the state of England during the war, the soldiers stuck in German prison camps and the hunger marches endured by the captured airmen. [text_ad] Although it's still unclear which events the new series will focus on, preparations have already been made to incorporate commentary from Mighty Eighth veterans. Frank 'Bud' Buschmeier is one veteran who has already been interviewed for the series, and more are expected. According to Lafayette College, where Miller serves as the John Henry MacCracken Professor of History, this new series will show "a very different war" than what fans saw in the other two. For example, Eighth Air Force airmen only served six- to seven-month tours because the conditions were so horrific; Almost 8 in 10 were injured, captured or killed. Still, fans can expect the same attention to detail and production value they're used to seeing. "If you will, it's a 'Band of Brothers' in the sky where the guys stick together through love and leadership and there's a lot of camaraderie in the planes," Miller said in an early
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