The makers of Band of Brothers are teaming up again to make a new TV series.
Based on the book by Donald L. Miller, Masters of the Air is being brought to the screen by Apple’s new streaming service Apple TV Plus.
It tells “the riveting history of the American Eighth Air Force in World War II, the story of the young men who flew the bombers that helped bring Nazi Germany to its knees.”
Masters of the Air will be executive produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, who previously made Band of Brothers and The Pacific together for HBO.
The mini-series will be written by Band of Brothers writer John Orloff, who’ll be a co-executive producer too.
Masters of the Air is expected to premiere in 2020 or 2021, streaming exclusively on Apple TV Plus.
The official synopsis for Miller’s book reads: “Masters of the Air is a story of life in wartime England and in the German prison camps, where tens of thousands of airmen spent part of the war. It ends with a vivid description of the grisly hunger marches captured airmen were forced to make near the end of the war through the country their bombs destroyed.”
Band of Brothers aired on HBO in 2001, launching the careers of Damian Lewis (Homeland), Michael Fassbender (X-Men) and Andrew Scott (Sherlock).
Band of Brothers and The Pacific are available on DVD on Amazon.