Rumors of a Band of Brothers reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Sunday (May 26) as reports claimed that HBO confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2020.
UPDATE 27/05/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 17 years since Band of Brothers first aired?! (17 years, 8 months, 18 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Band of Brothers end?
When Band of Brothers came to an end after 1 year in November 2001, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Major Richard Winters (Damian Lewis). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Band of Brothers reunion disappoint people?
Band of Brothers aired from 2001-2001 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Lewis said he's not sure if Band of Brothers would work today. “I don't want to see old Major Richard Winters,” he told a journalist (Lewis turned 48 in February). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” he added.
Still hoping for a Band of Brothers movie?
In a recent interview, Donnie Wahlberg (who played Sergeant Carwood Lipton) said he can't imagine a Band of Brothers reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star Dale Dye (who played Colonel Robert F. Sink) has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did a Band of Brothers movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Band of Brothers film, Michael Fassbender stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Band of Brothers reboot?
Recasting Band of Brothers for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of a Band of Brothers reunion, a Band of Brothers movie, or a Band of Brothers reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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