Production has officially begun on “Masters of the Air,” the lavish World War II miniseries and follow-up to HBO’s “Band of Brothers” and “The Pacific” which is being made for the Apple TV+ service.
The project hails from filmmaker Cary Fukunaga (“No Time to Die,” “True Detective”) who took to Instagram to announce the long-in-development project’s start – the series is a part of Fukunaga’s first-look TV development deal with Apple Studios, which he signed last year.
Based primarily on Donald L. Miller’s nonfiction novel, the story deals with the aerial wars in WWII through the eyes of men of the Eighth Air Force, also known as the Mighty Eighth, who brought the war to Hitler’s doorstep.
The limited series will star Austin Butler, Callum Turner, Anthony Boyle, Nate Mann and Raff Law. John Orloff and Graham Yost are penning the script and executive produce alongside Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman.