In memory of the 20th anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s epic drama series from World War II The bond of brotherhood, HBO launches a brand new 12-part podcast that explores each episode of what is considered one of the greatest miniseries of a generation, and it begins on the exact date the series premiered back in 2001 with special guest Tom Hanks. The double Oscar winner has long been known as a chronicler of world events at the time the world went to war. Hanks will discuss the series with host Roger Bennett when it premieres on September 9th.
“Anyone who sees this for the first time will say, ok, take away the amount of nostalgia, this is a study of the human condition” says Tom Hanks of The bond of brotherhood miniseries. “What do you think? What would you do?”
The introductory sections come as a double heading next week with a prologue and “Currahee” first section, which has been co-written by Hanks. Ron Livingston also appears on the Currahee podcast, as it focuses on the story of “Easy” Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, from the division. The series will publish new episodes weekly and will feature several of the cast involved in the series, such as Billions lead Damian Lewis.
In addition to the discussions with those involved in the creation of the series, the podcast will take a deep dive into the creative process that took place behind the scenes to bring the horrors of war and the camaraderie between the “brothers’ band” to life in a way that allowed the series to continue to be seen as one of the best war-based series ever shown on screen. Host Roger Bennett described the podcast as something to be done, as the series itself had such an impact on him when he first saw it.
“The bond of brotherhood was such an important show for me, ”Bennett said Deadline. “Like thousands, I see it ritually every year. The face of an America I grew up believing in. About daily heroism, selflessness, and global leadership.”
The timing of the series, of course, coincided with the terrorist attacks of September 11, making it seem so much more like a reminder of what had already been lost to war all those years ago when the world led into another war friendly , but with the same risks, the same loss of life and the same overall result of many lives changing forever. Although these attacks are still fresh in the minds of many, now twenty years later, many of the memories of World War II and the victims of those who fought have been lost for some time, something that Bennett noted.
“By June 2020, there were still about 300,000 World War II veterans,” Bennett said. “By June 2021, that number had dropped to just 100,000. The youngest who once served are now in their late nineties. In fact, in Easy Company, only one man, Colonel Edward Shames, survives, he is now 99. When you read these numbers make it clear why the Band of Brothers story becomes more important over the years.These remarkable men are no longer alive to witness and tell their stories themselves.It is simply inconceivable to imagine what would happen if their story fading into our national consciousness “.
The podcast will debut on HBO Max, Spotify and other podcast providers on September 9th and all The bond of brotherhood series can now be streamed on HBO Max.
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