The events portrayed in the mini-series are generally historically accurate and are based on Ambrose's research and recorded interviews with Easy Company veterans. All of the characters portrayed in the mini-series are based on actual members of Easy Company; some of them can be seen in prerecorded interviews as a prelude to each episode. The mini-series first aired in 2001 on HBO and is still run frequently on different channels.
The series was nominated for 19 Emmy Awards, and won six, including prizes for "Outstanding Mini-Series", "Outstanding Casting for a Mini-Series, Movie or a Special", and "Outstanding Directing for a Mini-Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special". It also won a Golden Globe for "Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television", an American Film Institute award, and was selected for a Peabody Award for "...relying on both history and memory to create a new tribute to those who fought to preserve liberty." It also won a 2003 Writers Guild Award (Television, Adapted Long Form) for Episode Six (Bastogne).
As an outline synopsis, the episodes in the series are as follows:
Currahee (directed by Phil Alden Robinson) — Easy Company undergoes paratrooper training at Camp Toccoa, Georgia. The major characters are introduced, particularly Lieutenant Dick Winters and Lt. Lewis Nixon. The episode focuses largely on the men's reaction to Captain Herbert Sobel, the egocentric and harsh original commander of Easy Company. However, Sobel's leadership during training exercises leave the men uneasy about following him into battle. The NCOs, in an act of mutiny, say they no longer wish to serve in Easy Company. As a result the regimental commander, Colonel Robert Sink, removes Sobel as company commander and replaces him with Lt. Thomas Meehan. At the end of the episode, the company is shipped to England and prepares to drop into Europe as a part of the Operation OverlordD-Day invasion.
Day of Days (directed by Richard Loncraine) — D-Day arrives and Easy Company participates in the Battle of Normandy, including the Brécourt Manor Assault. With the loss of Lt. Meehan, Lt. Winters assumes command of the company during the assault. The episode ends with Winters and Nixon looking on at the bombardment of their next objective, Carentan. This episode is shown mainly from the perspective of Lt. Winters and shows his attempt to reach his assigned target after being dropped several miles off course.
Carentan (directed by Mikael Salomon) — The 3rd episode begins with Easy Company taking the French town of Carentan. Easy Company then moves east of the town to form a line of defense. After the counterattack is repelled, the Company is moved off the front lines, and returns to England. This episode is shown from the perspectives of Private Albert Blithe, who struggles with fear and feelings of letting his compatriots down, and Lt. Welsh, who becomes one of the most valuable leaders of the company. The episode ends with Pvt. Donald Malarkey picking up his laundry from one of the local women, who inquires about laundry not yet picked up by some of his comrades — men who will never return to England, let alone pick up their laundry.
Replacements (directed by David Nutter) — Back in England, Easy Company gets green replacements; Winters, now a captain, leads the company as it is air-dropped into the Netherlands in support of Operation Market Garden. The episode is shown mainly from the perspective of the new men, as well as the perspective of Sgt. "Bull" Randleman who is missing in action and finds shelter in a barn surrounded by German forces, before making it back to Easy Company in the morning.
Crossroads (directed by Tom Hanks) — Still in the Netherlands, Easy Company takes on a German offensive, told in flashback from the perspective of Winters, now battalion XO. Easy Company is taken over by Lt. Heyliger then Lt. Dike.
Bastogne (directed by David Leland) — Easy Company is holed up near the Belgian town of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge. This episode is shown from the perspective of Tech. 5 Eugene Roe, one of Easy company's two medics.
The Breaking Point (directed by David Frankel) — Illustrates the stress felt by the men during the fighting in and around the town of Foy, Belgium. This episode is shown from the perspective of First Sergeant Carwood Lipton. Capt. Ronald Speirs becomes Easy's new CO when Lt. Dike breaks down during the assault on Foy.
The Last Patrol (directed by Tony To) — Easy Company pushes on to the town of Haguenau. This episode is shown from the perspective of David Webster and a replacement lieutenant (played by Colin Hanks, son of the executive producer, Tom Hanks). Winters is promoted to Major, Lipton is commissioned a 2nd Lt.
Points (directed by Mikael Salomon) — Easy Company captures Hitler's Eagle's Nest and contemplates a possible redeployment in the Pacific Theater. The war ends and the men of Easy Company return home. This episode is shown from the perspective of Major Winters.
We Stand Alone Together (directed by Mark Cowen) is the companion documentary to Band of Brothers, featuring detailed interviews with the real members of Easy Company.
The end of episode three states that Albert Blithe never recovered from the wounds he received in Normandy, and that he died in 1948. However, Albert Blithe did not die until 1967, after having two children, working for Westinghouse Electric, serving in the Korean War and achieving the rank of Master Sergeant. He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. 
In preparation for Operation Market Garden, Sergeant "Bull" Randleman tells a new soldier to "drop your reserve chute — you won't need it — we'll be jumping low." This is incorrect for Market Garden, but had been correct for Normandy: on D-Day most troops jumped at 600 feet or less (200 m) — barely enough for the main chute to deploy. "The Market-Garden drop was a high drop, with average exits from 1,200 to 1,500 feet."
At the beginning of Episode 9 it is stated that the date is April 11 1945 and shows a scene with the company stationed in Thalem, Germany. At the end of the episode it finishes off the scene with Captain Nixon announcing the death of Adolf Hitler. Hitler did not die until the April 30 1945. Also, the episode frames this after the company left Landsberg. The company was present at Landsberg from April 25 until April 30, and orders given in that same scene to advance on Berchtesgaden were not received until May 3.  (Disputed below)
Due to the miniseries only casting a limited portion of the Easy Company roster, certain roles had to be changed from their historical counterparts. For example, in the last patrol at Hagenau, the book cites Sergeant Mercier as the leading NCO with 2LT Jones as ranking officer. As Mercier was not cast in the miniseries, the position was filled by Sergeant Martin (Dexter Fletcher).
This series can be considered as a by-product of the Steven Spielberg film Saving Private Ryan. Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks agreed to produce the series, with HBO as a partner. The film crew started immediately after finishing Saving Private Ryan, already on location. The series was filmed at Hatfield, the same place where most of Saving Private Ryan was filmed. The BBC, while officially credited as a co-producer, essentially only pre-purchased the series, albeit for a considerable price.
A new miniseries from the creators of Band of Brothers named the "The Pacific War" began production in 2005.
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June 6th 1944: D-DAY
Easy Company are dropped behind enemy lines in Normandy ahead of the Allied Assault on Utah Beach. However the paratroopers are scattered across the battleground. Winters finds himself landing in
enemy territory losing...
7th June-12th July 1944
Pvt. Albert Blithe is among those the 82nd and the 101st Airborne divisions who were dropped into Normandy on D-Day. Easy Company is then given the objective of taking the town of Carentan. Carentan
must be controlled...
New, younger officers arrive at Easy Company and the 506th Regiment to replace those soldiers killed in the Normandy and France operations. Fresh from jump school, the new green officers are thrown
into the chaos of Operation...
October-December 1944: Captain Richard Winters is promoted and finds himself removed from commanding Easy Company who he begins to miss. Being stuck behind the desk makes Winters miss his days
leading Easy Company into battle.
Bastogne is the Battle of the Bulge, Hitler’s last offensive of the war, which Hitler designed and planned to have a perfect outcome for him. He planned to surround our troops in the Ardennes forest,
to cut them off from supplies, and trap...
January 1945- Easy Company is entrenched along the outskirts of the german held town of Foy. Before Easy Company and others make their assault on the town, the company must survive the constant
shelling. Joe Toye returns to the company but...
After surviving the horrors of Bastogne, an battered Easy Company is holed up in Haguenue. Where new Lt. Hank Jones arrives and immediately volunteers for an patrol mission to capture German
Meanwhile Webster returns to Easy...
THE FINAL EPISODE/ Easy Company enters Berchtesgarden, site of Hitlers Eagle Nest and the believed hold out of the Nazi administration. As the second world war comes to an end, the members of easy
company find themselves faced with the...