The mini-series will premiere on Spike TV in the third quarter of this year, reveals John Griffin, vice president, programming.
“Spike TV is proud to be the new television home to this truly classic mini-series that eloquently captures the trials and tribulations of the brave American soldiers of Easy Company in World War II,” said Griffin. “It’s the perfect compliment to Spike’s initiatives saluting our armed forces which includes ‘True Dads: In Uniform’ and the ‘UFC Fight For The Troops’ event to raise money to build a hospital for soldiers with traumatic brain injuries.”
“Band of Brothers” is a ten-part World War II television mini-series, originally produced for HBO, based on the book of the same title written by historian and biographer Stephen Ambrose. It was executive-produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.
The series focuses on the harrowing experiences of E Company, better known as “Easy” Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, United States Army 101st Airborne Division during World War II.
Through the eyes of the brave soldiers, viewers follow them from their arduous basic training to the American airborne landings in Normandy, to the bloody Battle of Bastogne and on to the end of the war.
All of the characters portrayed in the mini-series are based on actual members of Easy Company, many of whom are featured in interviews at the beginning of each episode, says Spike TV, which is a division of MTV Networks.