Three Directors Added to HBO’s Pacific


Graham Yost, Tony To and Jeremy Podeswa have been added to the roster of directors on HBO’s $200 million “The Pacific,” which has begun production in Australia.

The directors join previously revealed “Pacific” helmers Tim Van Patten and Carl Franklin, with more to be announced later.

To and Yost also are co-exec producers on the mega-miniseries. Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman, the team behind 2001’s Emmy-winning limited series “Band of Brothers,” are executive producers.

Designed as a companion to “Band of Brothers,” “The Pacific” tells the story of three U.S. Marines fighting in the Pacific theater during WWII: James Badge Dale plays Robert Leckie, while Joe Mazzello is on board as Eugene Sledge and Jon Seda is cast as John Basilone.

Yost’s credits include HBO’s “From the Earth to the Moon,” while To was involved with “Band of Brothers” and Podeswa’s resume includes “Six Feet Under.”

DreamWorks TV and Playtone, along with HBO Films, are behind “The Pacific,” which is pegged to a 2009 launch.