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The Making of Band of Brothers (Exclusive)

For Veterans Day

by Phil Pirrello  | Television Academy | November 10, 2023

For Veterans Day, lead writer Erik Jendresen reveals to the Television Academy how he and Tom Hanks helped make TV history.

The road to Band of Brothers started on the set of The Green Mile.

That’s where, in 1999, Band of Brothers’ lead writer and supervising producer Erik Jendresen first met with his soon-to-be-creative partner, Tom Hanks, to discuss adapting Stephen E. Ambrose’s 1992 book into one of HBO’s most prestigious (and enduring) miniseries. Fresh off the recent success of Saving Private Ryan, Hanks and director Steven Spielberg (serving here as executive producer) teamed up with Jendresen to tell the harrowing real-life story of the soldiers of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, and the formative struggles they faced on the frontlines of World War II.

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11 Band Of Brothers Scenes That Are Basically Perfect

An Overly Powerful World War II Story

by Lewis Glazebrook  | ScreenRant | August 29, 2023

Band of Brothers is one of the more emotionally affecting, outstandingly produced war stories in modern TV, made up of a handful of essentially perfect scenes. Airing on HBO in 2001, Band of Brothers is based on the non-fiction book of the same name and details the exploits of “Easy” Company of the 101st Airborne Infantry Division during World War II. From the company’s experiences in boot camp and the Normandy landings on D-Day to various military operations in Europe and the end of the war, Band of Brothers outlines the horrors of the war and the camaraderie and bravery of the men and women who fought in it.

It is worth noting that, when concerning perfect scenes in Band of Brothers, it is nigh on impossible to narrow it down to a select number. It is one of the most critically acclaimed TV shows in history, and for good reason based on its incredible production design, outstanding writing, and fantastic performances from Band of Brothers‘ cast of actors. As such, it is incredibly difficult to limit the show to a certain number of impactful scenes. With that said, here are the 11 scenes that stand out across Band of Brothers‘ 10 episodes as essentially perfect, for varying different reasons pertaining to the exploration of World War II.

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HBO War Dramas Band Of Brothers and The Pacific Coming To Netflix US

New Co-Licensing Deal

by Jacob Robinson | What’s On Netflix | July 4, 2023

A new lucrative new co-licensing deal between HBO Max and Netflix will see the incredible war dramas, Band of Brothers and The Pacific, head to Netflix US September 15, 2023 due to the recently signed nonexclusive co-licensing deal between the two platforms.

Based on the book of the same name by historian Stephen Ambrose, Band of Brothers follows the journey of Easy Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, from their training at Camp Toccoa to D-Day, Operation Market Garden, Battle of the Bulge, and the surrender of Germany.

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10 Most Popular HBO Shows Of All Time, According To IMDb

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by Kallie Atkins | ScreenRant | April 15, 2022

From shows like Game Of Thrones to Euphoria, HBO has a plethora of wildly successful series under its belt. Let’s look at their IMDb ratings!

With plenty of exciting shows set to premiere in 2022, including The Staircase and former Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat’s adaptation of The Time Traveler’s Wife, HBO is hoping to continue its trend of successful TV series. From popular series like Sex And The City to Euphoria to Game Of Thrones, HBO already has plenty of impressive series under its belt.

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Watch Band of Brothers For Thanksgiving – Nov 26, 2020

Series Airs on History Channel

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | November 26, 2020

The History Channel US will be airing the Band of Brothers series on Friday, November 27, 2020 beginning at 7:00 a.m. CST / 8:00 a.m. EST.  Be sure to check your local listing. Currahee!

Visit History Channel website to view schedule of episodes here.

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Every HBO Miniseries Ranked – Nov 25, 2020

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by Noel Murray and Scott Tobias  | Vulture | November 25, 2020

Some of the network’s best, most daring work has come in the form of a limited series.

As HBO miniseries started developing in the mid-’80s and early ’90s, the “It’s Not TV. It’s HBO” tagline would not have applied. With a notable exception of Robert Altman and Garry Trudeau’s Tanner ’88, early efforts like The Far Pavilions and All the Rivers Run — the latter unavailable for us to include — had the scope of a typical two-night network event, with little of the ambition and artistry (and premium-cable pruriency) that would come to define the network. Even some of the more lauded, award-winning benchmarks from the mid-2000s, like the star-packed Richard Russo adaptation Empire Falls or the lavishly appointed historical drama Elizabeth I, hadn’t evolved past a more traditional model.

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Apple Launches In-House Studio, Sets Band of Brothers Follow-Up Series – Oct 11, 2019

Masters of the Air

by Will Thorne | Variety | October 11, 2019

Apple is set to produce its first in-house series.

The show in question is Masters of the Air, a follow-up to the Band of Brothers and The Pacific series executive produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. The legendary duo are on board once again, which comes as no surprise given that Spielberg was a prominent figure at the Apple TV Plus launch event in March. Masters of the Air will also be a limited drama and represents the first series greenlit with Apple serving as the studio. The tech giant has placed worldwide video heads Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht in charge of overseeing its new studio.

Based on the book by Donald L. Miller, Masters of the Air is said to follow the true, deeply personal story of the American bomber boys in World War II who brought the war to Hitler’s doorstep. The series is being written by Band of Brothers alumnus John Orloff, who is also a co-executive producer. The critically acclaimed Band of Brothers miniseries aired on HBO back in 2001, and featured Homeland and Billions star Damian Lewis in one of the lead roles. The show won a handful of Emmys and a Golden Globe, while its successor The Pacific was also an awards season success.

Spielberg is exec producing via his Amblin Television banner, alongside Hanks and Gary Goetzman for Playtone. Graham Yost, also an alumnus from Band of Brothers, will co-executive produce alongside Amblin TV’s Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey and Steven Shareshian of Playtone.

Masters of the Air will stream exclusively on Apple TV Plus and represents the second project for Apple to hail from Spielberg’s Amblin Television…

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