Band of Brothers

Band of Brothers

Directed by
Phil Alden Robinson(Part 1)Richard Loncraine(Part 2)Mikael Salomon(Part 3)(Part 10)David Nutter(Part 4)Tom Hanks(Part 5)David Leland(Part 6)David Frankel(Part 7)(Part 9)Tony To(Part 8)

Produced by
Steven SpielbergTom HanksErik JendresenStephen Ambrose

Written by
Novel:Stephen AmbroseScreenplay:Erik Jendresen(Parts 1, 5 and 10)Tom Hanks(Part 1)John Orloff(Parts 2 and 9)E. Max Frye(Part 3)Graham Yost(Parts 4 and 7)Bruce C. McKenna(Parts 4, 6 and 8)Erik Bork(Parts 8 and 10)

Damian Lewis - Donnie Wahlberg - Ron Livingston - Matthew Settle
Music by
Michael Kamen
Remi Adefarasin(Parts 2, 5, 6, 8 and 9)Joel J. Ransom(Parts 1, 3, 4, 7 and 10)
Editing by
Billy FoxOral Norrie OtteyFrances ParkerJohn Richards
Distributed by Home Box Office
Release date(s) = September 9, 2001
Running time = approx. 600 min. (10 parts)
United States United Kingdom
English / German / French

Band of Brothers is an acclaimed 10-part television miniseries set during World War II, co-produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. The mini-series centers on the experience of Easy Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, U.S. 101st Airborne Division and one of its early platoon leaders, Richard Winters. It is based on a book of the same name written by historian and biographer Stephen Ambrose.
The events portrayed in the mini-series are based on Ambrose's research and recorded interviews with Easy Company veterans. Some literary license has been taken with the episodes, and other reference books will highlight the differences between recorded history and the film version.

All of the characters portrayed in the mini-series are based on actual members of Easy Company; some of them can be seen in prerecorded interviews as a prelude to each episode. (Their identities, however, are not revealed until the close of the finale.)

The mini-series first aired in 2001 on HBO and still runs frequently on different US TV channels — most recently The History Channel.
DreamWorks has confirmed a new 10-part miniseries from the creators of Band of Brothers (Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman) is in development as of August 2006. The new miniseries will focus on the Pacific Theater. The untitled project is due out in 2009, although this is subject to change.

A deal is being finalized for HBO to partner in the miniseries, which is expected to cost more than $100 million.

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