Deadline reports that Apple TV+ studio’s first internal production, the new ‘Master of Air’ is gaining full momentum. With $200 million production cost, the project is headed by Zack Van Ambrug and Jamie Erlicht, the new series is a follow-up of the ‘Band of Brothers’ event series on Apple TV+.
After securing the series from HBO, Apple TV+ Studio internally produced the new ‘Master of Air’ series along with well-established executive producers.
Produced by Apple Studios, Steven Spielberg will executive produce through Amblin Television, alongside executive producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman for Playtone. Amblin Television’s Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey and Playtone’s Steven Shareshian serve as co-executive producers. Alex Maggioni will oversee the day-to-day development of the project for Amblin, alongside Spielberg, Frank and Falvey.
‘Master of the Air’ – a new true American WW II story is in production at Apple TV+ Studios
Starring Austin Butler as Major Gale Cleven and Callum Turner as Major John Egan, the story of the new series is based on Donald L.Miller’s book on the true-life story of American bomber boys in WW II. As per the report, the upcoming series will have 10 episodes written by writers of Band of Brothers writers “alumnus John Orloff and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Graham Yost, who are also co-executive producing”. However, there is no news on the release date of the new series.
Masters of the Air is a follow-up to the producers’ Emmy-winning World War II HBO miniseries Band of Brothers (2001) and The Pacific (2010), which they made for HBO. Each won the Emmy for Best Limited Series; Band of Brothers won seven total Emmys in 20 nominations, while The Pacific won eight Emmys in 24 nominations. Masters of the Air began development at HBO but shook loose as the outlet was overhauled. Apple secured it quickly.
Launch in 2019, Apple TV+ offers a variety of original titles. Recently, the video streaming service released a preview of all the new content on the platform in 2021.
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