Apple TV+ has unveiled the first teaser for its highly anticipated, nine-episode series
The wartime drama hails from executive producers Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, and is written by John Orloff.
Starring a stellar cast led by Academy Award-nominee Austin Butler, Callum Turner, Anthony Boyle, Nate Mann, Rafferty Law, Academy Award-nominee Barry Keoghan, Josiah Cross, Branden Cook and Ncuti Gatwa, Masters of the Air will premiere globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, January 26, 2024 with the first two episodes, followed by one new episode every Friday through March 15, 2024.
Based on Donald L Miller’s book of the same name, and scripted by John Orloff, Masters of the Air follows the men of the 100th Bomb Group (the “Bloody Hundredth”) as they conduct perilous bombing raids over Nazi Germany and grapple with the frigid conditions, lack of oxygen and sheer terror of combat conducted at 25,000 feet in the air.
The portrayal of the psychological and emotional price paid by these young men as they helped destroy the horror of Hitler’s Third Reich, is at the heart of Masters of the Air. Some were shot down and captured; some were wounded or killed. And some were lucky enough to make it home. Regardless of individual fate, a toll was exacted on them all.
Masters of the Air is described as being enormous in both scale and scope, and certainly depicts a unique and crucial time in world history. It is shot on locations ranging from the bucolic fields and villages of southeast England, to the harsh deprivations of a German prisoner of war camp.