Tom Hanks Returns to Duty for HBO’s New WWII Miniseries

by | January 18, 2013 at 9:55 PM | TV News

Tom Hanks (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Tom Hanks is once again teaming with HBO in a miniseries about World War II.

This time around, Hanks and Steven Spielberg-who previously delivered the likes of 2001′s “Band of Brothers” and 2010′s “The Pacific” to the channel-will create a miniseries that will focus on the Air Force, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The article states that the series will “explore the aerial wars through the eyes of enlisted men of the Eighth Air Force — known as the men of the Mighty Eighth.”

The series will be based on Donald L. Miller’s nonfiction book “Masters of the Air: America’s Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany.”

Both “Band of Brothers” and “The Pacific” drew critical raves when they hit HBO, winning a bevy of awards for the big-budget projects.