I do not know anyone who did not like 'Band of Brothers,' the fantastic drama about a company in the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division and what it did in Europe during World War II. And while the follow-up to that series, 'The Pacific,' was not as well regarded, it still was seen by many as being a fantastic program that had a lot of quality. That series focused on what the Marine Corps did in Japan during the war.
Both of those series were developed by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg. Graham Yost wrote episodes for each of those miniseries and also served as a producer on them, as well as on Hanks' space miniseries 'From the Earth to the Moon.'
Now Yost is busy preparing 'The Americans' for FX, as well as serving as the showrunner on 'Justified'. But what he really wants to see happen is for the band to get back together and put out a third World War II miniseries. According to Yost, the acclaimed director and actor are discussing a series that focuses on the aerial part of the war in the Pacific.
“If they wanted to do a miniseries about proctology, I would snap on the gloves and go,” Yost said.
If that happens, holy crap. I would be all over that. I love both earlier miniseries and think HBO does amazing work with its historical programs. I loved 'John Adams' and wish the network would do more programs such as that.