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Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg Are Making Another World War II Miniseries for HBO

Filmmaker Steven Spielberg speaks onstage at the 2012 New York Film Critics Circle Awards at Crimson on January 7, 2013 in New York City.
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HBO, Steven Spielberg, and Tom Hanks are developing another World War II miniseries, because hey, dads like to rave about things, too. According to THR, this latest endeavor will be about the Air Force and is based on the book Masters of the Air: America’s Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany.

Maybe Spielberg and Hanks are just fascinated by these stories. Or maybe they’re making a third WWII miniseries because they don’t know what else to make miniseries about. Here are just a few possibilities of other things Hanks and Spielberg could tackle down the road, should they ever tire of these World War II stories.

  • Anything about women. Anything at all. It could even still be about World War II!
  • The Rogers Commission.
  • Cricket the game.
  • Crickets the bugs.
  • Dollhouses.
  • The Beaver Wars of the 1600s.
  • That “This American Life” story from last week about pig rectum maybe being used as fake calamari, where they kept saying “bung.” It’s funny to hear the word bung; it just is.

Hanks, Spielberg Making Another WWII Miniseries