Spielberg and Hanks to follow 'Band of Brothers' and 'The Pacific' with third WWII miniseries

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HBO has confirmed to the Hollywood Reporter that Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks will reunite to produce a third miniseries set during World War II. The pair, who previously collaborated on the acclaimed Band of Brothers and The Pacific, will reportedly use Donald L. Miller's Masters of the Air as their source material, though the series is currently untitled. Miller's book is a narrative non-fiction work about American bombers in the air campaign against Nazi Germany, focusing on the "Mighty Eighth" Air Force. No date is set for when the series will air, but it'll be a big commitment for HBO — Band of Brothers' production budget ran to $125 million, and The Pacific topped that at $200 million.

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