Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, and Gary Goetzman, the executive producers behind World War II mini-series' Band of Brothers and The Pacific, are reuniting with HBO for a third mini-series set during WWII.
The project is based on Masters of the Air: America's Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany, a non-fiction book written by Donald L. Miller. The show will follow the enlisted men of the Eighth Air Force, a.k.a The Mighty Eighth and their aerial adventures throughout the war. Justified creator Graham Yost, who wrote episodes of both Band of Brothers and The Pacific, recently revealed he wants to work with Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg again on a new mini-series, although his involvement has not been confirmed yet.
Both Band of Brothers and The Pacific came with a high price tag. It cost $125 million to produce Band of Brothers, and a whopping $200 million for The Pacific. With the aerial nature of this new mini-series, it seems the budget may likely be even bigger. Band of Brothers took home six Emmy awards in 2001, with The Pacific winning eight Emmys in 2010, more than any other TV program.