The Pacific is a World War II television drama miniseries, produced by HBO, Seven Network Australia and DreamWorks, which will premiere March 14, 2010.
It is similar, although unrelated, to Band of Brothers. Whereas Band of Brothers focused on the United States Army’s involvement in the European Theater of Operations, the new series will be about United States Marine Corps’s actions in the Pacific Theater of Operations.
The Pacific is being spearheaded by Bruce McKenna (co-executive producer), who was one of the main writers on Band of Brothers. Hugh Ambrose, the son of Band of Brothers author Stephen Ambrose, will serve as a project consultant.
he Pacific is being produced by Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, and Gary Goetzman in association with HBO Films, Playtone, Dreamworks, and Seven Network. Seven invested in the project for the right to broadcast it in Australia. Nine Network has previously broadcast the HBO productions of The Sopranos and Band of Brothers. Nine had a broadcast deal with HBO’s parent Warner Bros., but then HBO started to distribute its own productions separately.
In April 2007 the producers set up a production office in Melbourne and began casting.
Filming of the series in Australia, started August 10, 2007, and finished in late May 2008.
As of April 2009 the score is being finalized and the series is set to premiere March 14, 2010
I’m glad Hanks and Spielberg still the man behind this war series. a Month ago I just finished watching ‘Band Of Brother’, so ‘The Pacific’ is my next war-series destination. Even I must wait for the 10 part of the series to end because I do not own TV cable to stand by when it aired on HBO
I saw on the series schedules there would be a story about Iwojima. The battle produced some of the fiercest fighting in the Pacific Campaign on WW II, and I’m curious about that ~ well, I’m a little bit a war series junkie beside Korean drama ………
some pic from the scene of The Pasific:
and below is the picture taken by USMC Photographer Douglas H. Page.
The Battle of Iwojima….
Hill 382, The Meatgrinder…