The Pacific is a World War II television drama mini-series, produced by HBO. It is the successor to Band of Brothers. Whereas Band of Brothers focused on United States involvement in the European Theater of Operations, the follow-up series is about the Pacific Theater of Operations. The Pacific is based primarily on two memoirs by U.S. Marines: With the Old Breed by Eugene Sledge and Helmet for My Pillow by Robert Leckie. The series tells the stories of the two authors and Marine John Basilone, as the war against the Empire of Japan rages.
The Pacific is being spearheaded by Bruce McKenna, who was one of the main writers on Band of Brothers. Hugh Ambrose, the son of Band of Brothers author Stephen Ambrose, will serve as a project consultant.