HBO’s Band of Brothers was one of the first made-for-TV events that I can remember truly elevating television to the quality of a Hollywood feature film. Together with The Sopranos, it kind of put HBO on the map and helped turn them into the cable giant that they are today. Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks have been talking for a while now about a spiritual sequel to Band of Brothers, and it looks like it is finally almost upon us.
The Pacific is another HBO mini-series about World War II, this time focusing on a group of marines in the Pacific Theater of Operations — specifically Japan. Whereas Band of Brothers had some familiar faces sprinkled throughout, the cast of The Pacific looks to be made up entirely of lesser known TV actors (which is fine by me). The first trailer aired before the season 2 premiere of True Blood, and it looks like it will be just as epic as Band of Brothers (and yes, maybe a little bit cheesy too). The Pacific is expected to air sometime in March 2010; check out the promo after the jump and see what you think.