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HBO's 'The Pacific' to Premiere March 14

by Scott Harris, posted Dec 17th 2009 9:48AM
For television fans who have been anxiously awaiting the debut of HBO's highly anticipated mini-series 'The Pacific,' there's a new day that will live in infamy: March 14, 2010.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, 'The Pacific,' a ten part miniseries that follows a group of American soldiers through the terrible fighting of World War II's Pacific theater, will finally debut on March 14. The series, which the article describes as "likely the most expensive TV movie/miniseries ever made," is a companion series to 2001's landmark 'Band of Brothers,' which similarly chronicled a group of G.I.'s fighting in the war's European arena.For television fans who have been anxiously awaiting the debut of HBO's highly anticipated mini-series 'The Pacific,' there's a new day that will live in infamy: March 14, 2010.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, 'The Pacific,' a ten-part miniseries that follows a group of American soldiers through the terrible fighting of World War II's Pacific theater, will finally debut on March 14. The series, which the article describes as "likely the most expensive TV movie/miniseries ever made," is a companion series to 2001's landmark 'Band of Brothers,' which similarly chronicled a group of G.I.'s fighting in the war's European arena.

Like 'Band of Brothers,' 'The Pacific' is executive produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, a collaboration that developed as a result of their experience working together on 'Saving Private Ryan.' 'The Pacific,' as we discussed when the trailer was released last month, features a cast of relative unknowns in an adaptation of two war memoirs: 'With the Old Breed,' by Eugene Sledge, and 'Helmet for my Pillow' by Robert Leckie.

With 'Band of Brothers' having already become a classic that transcends the genre, expectations for 'The Pacific' are perilously high. If the trailer is any indication, though, it looks like Spielberg and Hanks may have hit the bulls-eye again. We'll have to wait until March to find out for sure, but for now, here's a sneak peak at what you can expect when 'The Pacific' finally hits the airwaves.

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