This Sunday, be sure to keep 9pm wide open as executive producers Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, and Gary Geotzman bring us the epic ten-part miniseries The Pacific, a follow-up to the incredible Band of Brothers. The Pacific follows the real-life stories of three U.S. Marines across the Pacific Theater during World War II from their first battle with the Japanese on Guadalcanal, to the rainforests of Cape Gloucester, to the the beaches of Iwo Jima, and back home on V-J Day. More than just a war movie, The Pacific focuses its story on the effects of all three soldiers before, during, and after war. Gear Patrol got the chance for an early peak and what we can tell you is this: The Pacific is as harrowing as it is captivating and most certainly a new classic. Check, then recheck that your DVR’s are set to record. Premieres Sunday, 9pm (EST) on HBO.
Trailers after the jump.