When “Band of Brothers” was released on HBO in 2001, it was met with critical acclaim with many experts arguing it was one of the most accurate depictions of World War II. Then, in 2010, HBO released “The Pacific,” which covered the action in the Pacific Theatre. And it earned top accolades as well. Now, the follow-up to these two shows was just announced.
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“Masters of the Air” will be released on Apple TV+ as a limited-time series. This is the third installment by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks and is based on the book of the same title written by Donald L. Miller.
The show will reportedly stay relatively close to the source material and will follow American bomber boys in World War II. In particular, the story details the Eighty Air Force (aka the “Mighty Eighth”) who brought the fight to Hitler.
Those who were a fan of the Band of Brothers will more than likely also be fans of this show as John Orloff will be writing the script once again. According to IndieWire, this is the first show that is being created by Apple in-house.
There will reportedly be nine episodes in the limited series. Unfortunately, there is no official release date for Masters of the Air, but it will surely be worth the wait.
Apple TV+ will be released Nov. 1 and will cost $4.99, which is $2 cheaper than Disney+, another streaming service that goes live in Nov. Even though it sounds like Masters of the Air won’t be one of the launch titles, Apple TV+ has already announced numerous shows with some big-time actors and actresses.
One highly sought after show that has been teased in the months leading up to release is Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon’s “The Morning Show,” which looks to explore sex and power in the workplace.
With a line-up like this, it seems likely they’ll be plenty of viewers eager to check out Apple TV+ when it releases next month.