Netflix has been trying to take over the digital entertainment world, which has not been an easy task since the competition has become extremely stiff in the last few years. However, the streaming platform gave a couple steps in the “dominance” direction by claiming two of Max’s crown jewels in its catalog.
The first one is, “Band of Brothers,” which is a 2001 miniseries (aired on HBO back in the day) produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. The show tells the harrowing missions of the 101st Airborne Division, from the D-Day landings in Normandy to Germany’s surrender in World War II.
Band of Brothers has been cataloged as one of the greatest war series of all time, and now the beloved show is also in Netflix’s hands.
Similarly, the second series (also war-themed) has been cataloged as a “Ballers” spin-off, titled “The Pacific.” The show made its debut in 2010, and it was also produced by Spielberg and Hanks. Upon its release, it received general critical acclaim and praise.
The Pacific transports viewers to the Pacific Theater during the tail end of World War II. In the show, you will get to see some of the most brutal battles of the Marines against the Japanese Empire and its fight to dominate the Indo-Asian regions.
As you can see, Netflix has of course capitalized on Warner Discovery’s crisis and HBO’s subscriber count, as the platform was able to secure these two productions that once were popular on HBO’s channel and in Max, its platform. In the past, they were HBO originals, but now they wear Netflix’s “N” red letter.