Question: Is it true that Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg are going to make a second Band of Brothers series? Thanks. Ryan S., Ijamsville, Md.
Televisionary: That they are, Ryan. However, the 10-part miniseries, which will also be on HBO, won't share the Band title and will not be based on a book.
Hanks and Gary Goetzman's Playtone is teaming with Spielberg's DreamWorks for the original creation, which will focus on the fight against Japan during World War II. It will be headed up by writer Bruce McKenna, who won a Writers Guild Award for the Band episode he penned.
Also keep your eyes peeled for another Playtone-HBO project, the 13-part John Adams, which will be based on David McCullough's best-selling book.