Page 1 of Masters Of The Air (AppleTV+)
Some 9 years after it was first announced, last week production finally commenced on the third Hanks/Spielberg-produced WWII mini-series Masters Of The Air.
Based on the book Masters of the Air: America’s Bomber Boys Who Fought The Air War Against Nazi Germany by Donald L. Miller, the series charts the actions of the Eighth Air Force of the United States Army Air Forces during World War II.
Unlike Band Of Brothers and The Pacific (which both aired on HBO), Masters Of The Air will be shown on AppleTV+. Reports suggest a total budget around $200-250 million.
Director of the first three episodes Cary Fukunaga (True Detective Season 1, 007: No Time To Die) took to instagram to celebrate finishing the first week of filming:
I need a new house so I can watch The Pacific... (because I'm sure there will be explosions)
Also I need to get BoB cheap on Bluray!
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I've still not watched The Pacific, have the book on my bookcase unread. Watched Band of Brothers a couple of times, and I think I read it as well.
BoB is one of those things that regularly pops up on hotukdeals, i'll try to remember to post in bargains thread next time :) might be worth checking music magpie
The Pacific is rather good but a slightly different kind of beast from Band of Brothers.
May well have to get myself a free trial of Apple TV once this has run so I can watch this and Greyhound as the latter is taking its time to release on other platforms...
A couple of brief shots are glimpsed in AppleTV's upcoming show teaser:
Proper trailer probably not far away.
The show is set to air in Spring 2023.