General Information

Glossary: B
First Air Date: September 9th, 2001
Last Air Date: November 4th, 2001
Created By: Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks
Star Casts: Damian Lewis, Scott Grimes, Dexter Fletcher, Shane Taylor, Rick Warden, Rick Gomez, Dale Dye, Frank John Hughes, Matthew Settle, Neal McDonough, Ross McCall, Nolan Hemmings, Eion Bailey, Michael Fassbender, James Madio, Donnie Wahlberg, Peter Youngblood Hills, Douglas Spain, Richard Speight Jr., Kirk Acevedo, Nicholas Aaron, Ron Livingston, Michael Cudlitz, Matthew Leitch, Peter McCabe, Craig Heaney, Peter O'Meara
Aired On: HBO
Episode Runtime: 60 minutes
Total Seasons: 1 Season
Total Episodes: 10 Episodes
Type: Miniseries
Status: Ended
Homepage: HBO - Band of Brothers

Last Updated: Thu, 16 May 2019 10:31:01 +0000

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Band of Brothers

Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men from paratrooper training in Georgia through the end of the war. As an elite rifle company parachuting into Normandy early on D-Day morning, participants in the Battle of the Bulge, and witness to the horrors of war, the men of Easy knew extraordinary bravery and extraordinary fear - and became the stuff of legend. Based on Stephen E. Ambrose's acclaimed book of the same name.

Seasons and Episodes

Specials (4 Episodes)

1: We Stand Alone Together

We Stand Along Together tells the remarkable story of the men of Easy Company in their own words. Featuring recent interviews with the real-life company members whose deeds are dramatized in the miniseries, combined with rare and archival photographs and film footage.

2: The Making Of Band Of Brothers

Executive produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks for HBO, Band of Brothers is a ten-part miniseries based on the book Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne From Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest by Stephen E. Ambrose.

3: Video Diary

Ron Livingston (Lewis Nixon) shot a 12 part video diary during the making of "Band of Brothers".

4: Episode 4 - Aired: 2001-01-01

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Season 1 (10 Episodes)

1: Currahee - Aired: 2001-09-09

Easy Company is introduced to Captain Sobel, who has the group undergo hard and unfair training. As a result, Sobel comes into conflict with his men, including Richard Winters, his executive officer. The company is shipped to England to prepare for D-Day.

2: Day of Days - Aired: 2001-09-10

Easy Company lands in Normandy, scattered all across and away from their drop zone. 1st Lt. Meehan, commander of Easy, is killed when his plane suffers a direct hit and 1st Lt. Winters must take command and 1st Lt. Speirs is introduced.

3: Carentan - Aired: 2001-09-16

Easy Company are sent to liberate the French village of Carentan, where they lose several men in heavy fighting. The episode focuses on Private Albert Blithe, who struggles with crippling anxiety following the battle.

4: Replacements - Aired: 2001-09-23

With the addition of many new men, Easy Company heads to Holland to participate in Operation Market Garden and prepare an Allied route into Germany, but they meet stiff German resistance.

5: Crossroads - Aired: 2001-09-30

Winters writes a report on the challenge of an unexpected resistance to a German attack, and is haunted by his conscience after shooting a teenage German soldier. Operation Pegasus is depicted. Easy Company is called to Bastogne to repel the sudden German counterattack.

6: Bastogne - Aired: 2001-10-07

Easy Company experiences the Battle of the Bulge and have to hold ground near Bastogne while running low on ammunition and other supplies. The episode focuses on medic Eugene "Doc" Roe as he helps out his fellow soldiers where he can, while also scrounging for medical supplies, of which the Company is dangerously low.

7: The Breaking Point - Aired: 2001-10-14

Easy Company battles near Foy, Belgium, losing numerous men. In the episode, the actions of 1st Lt. Norman Dike, the Company's commander, are examined and questioned. Serving as narrator is 1st Sgt. Carwood Lipton, who attempts to keep the morale of the men up as they endure their trials in the forest near Foy.

8: The Last Patrol - Aired: 2001-10-21

Easy Company is in Hagenau in Feburary, 1945, where they prepare for a night patrol mission to capture German prisoners. The patrol includes one veteran who is despised for missing Bastogne and a new lieutenant fresh out of West Point.

9: Why We Fight - Aired: 2001-10-28

As the Allies move into Germany and the war comes closer to an end, disillusionment and anger set in for Easy Company--until they stumble onto a concentration camp abandoned by the German military.

10: Points - Aired: 2001-11-04

As the Germans surrender, it appears that that the hard days for Easy Company are over as they are stationed in Austria. But they soon learn that those solders without enough service points will be sent to fight in Japan.