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Following the acclaimed World War II dramas Band of Brothers and The Pacific, Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks are set to produce a third WWII miniseries for HBO, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that the as-yet-untitled project "will explore the aerial wars through the eyes of enlisted men of the Eighth Air Force - known as the men of the Mighty Eighth." The miniseries will be based upon historian Donald L. Miller's Masters of the Air: America's Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany, and will see Spielberg and Hanks serving as executive producers alongside Gary Goetzman.

First broadcast in 2001, Band of Brothers followed the template laid out by Spielberg with Saving Private Ryan and told the story of the men of Easy Company from D-Day preparations through to V-j Day. The miniseries featured a huge cast that included the likes of Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston, Donnie Wahlberg, »

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