HBO celebrates 20th anniversary of acclaimed miniseries Band of brothers with a new podcast.
Scheduled to debut on September 9, the podcast will begin with two episodes – the first of which is a prologue that will see Tom Hanks, who co-created the series alongside guest star Steven Spielberg.
The second episode, which examines the first episode of “Currahee” co-written by Hanks, will focus on the history of “Easy” Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, of the division. Actor Ron Livingston, who played Captain Lewis Nixon, will be the guest.
Hosted by Men in blazers veterinarian Roger Bennett, subsequent episodes of the 12-part podcast will feature interviews with colleagues like Band of brothers alum Damian Lewis and others related to the miniseries.
The podcast based on historian Stephen E. Ambrose’s 1992 book of the same name aims to explain how the show was put together and examine its legacy.
“Band of brothers was such an important show to me, ”said host Bennett Deadline. “Like thousands, I watch it every year in a ritualistic way. The face of an America that I grew up believing in. Daily heroism, selflessness and world leadership.
The Band of brothers podcast will be available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and other major platforms – watch the trailer below.
Tom Hanks recently joined the burgeoning cast of Wes Anderson’s upcoming film, which has yet to be titled.
Hanks’ appearance in the upcoming new film will mark his first collaboration with the director. No details of his role have been confirmed yet, although sources have said Hollywood journalist that his role could be “small and cameo in nature”.
During this time, Bullfinch, a new sci-fi starring Tom Hanks has been confirmed to debut on November 5, 2021 on Apple TV +.