Executive produced by Steven Spielberg and from the creators of â€œBand of Brothersâ€, The Pacific is a a 10-part HBO mini-series which tells the intertwined stories of three Marines, Robert Leckie (played by James Badge Dale), Eugene Sledge (Joe Mazzello) and John Basilone (Jon Seda), during Americaâ€™s battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II.
Produced on a budget of more $150 million, and shot on location in Australia, the series follows (from an early press release) â€œThe extraordinary experiences of these men and their fellow Marines take them from the first clash with the Japanese in the haunted jungles of Guadalcanal, through the impenetrable rain forests of Cape Gloucester, across the blasted coral strongholds of Peleliu, up the black sand terraces of Iwo Jima, through the killing fields of Okinawa, to the triumphant, yet uneasy, return home after V-J Day.â€
I\’ve been waiting for this for a long time. There is no official date for the series run, but the interweb\’s seem to think sometime around Dec 09. I expect this series to be as good as Band Of Brothers.