From the production team that brought you the truly astonishing Band Of Brothers, and from producers Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman, comes The Pacific. This ten part mini-series, a massive $200 million co-production between HBO, Seven Network Australia and Playtone, will debut on HBO on March 14th and tracks the odyssey of three U.S. Marines – Robert Leckie, Eugene Sledge and John Basilone – across the vast canvas of the Pacific. The experiences of these men and their fellow Marines take them from the first clash with the Japanese in the haunted jungles of Guadalcanal, up the black sand terraces of Iwo Jima, to the triumphant, yet uneasy, return home after V-J Day.
The Pacific is based on the books "With the Old Breed," by Eugene Sledge and "Helmet for My Pillow," by Robert Leckie as well as original interviews conducted by the filmmakers.
Sky Movies HD have announced they will be showing the series, without ad breaks and in full HD in the Easter of 2010 and 'at the same time as the series shows in the US'.
The first trailer from the series is below:
Here's the Super Bowl promo:
The official HBO site