CitizenVectron Posted October 11, 2019 Share Posted October 11, 2019 https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/11/20909847/apple-band-of-brothers-hbo-miniseries-tv-plus-streaming-original-studio Quote Apple has found the first TV series it’s going to produce in-house for its upcoming TV Plus streaming service: a third entry in Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, and Gary Goetzman’s Band of Brothers franchise. The miniseries is expected to run north of eight hours, and will reportedly cost more than $200 million to make, according to Deadline. The new series is based on Donald L. Miller’s book, Masters of the Air: America’s Bomber Boys Who Fought The Air War Against Nazi Germany, and will focus on members of the Air Force during the Second World War. The first two installments in the Band of Brothers franchise, Band of Brothers and The Pacific, focused on the United States’ Army and Marine divisions. Both Band of Brothers and The Pacific found a home at HBO — and helped earn the network a number of Emmy awards between 2002 and 2010, including 43 total Emmy nominations and 14 wins. The shows became a staple of HBO, with Band of Brothers helping usher in one of the network’s most prestigious eras. Masters of the Air was supposed to go to HBO as well, according to Deadline, but the network let the show go. Apple is “better situated to make the requisite financial commitment,” Deadline reports. Guess HBO decided not to take it, so Apple bought the rights. I can see why HBO passed, it would be a bit harder to make a similar show to BoB/Pacific with air crews (not that it can't be compelling!), especially with the $200 million price tag. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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