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World War II Drama 'Masters of the Air' Will Be Apple's First In-House Apple TV+ Series

Apple has set up its own internal production studio called "Masters," run by the company's heads of worldwide video, Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht. The studio's first project will be a follow-up series to HBO's "Band of Brothers" and "The Pacific" called "Masters of the Air," set to launch exclusively on Apple TV+ (via Variety).


The new show will follow the true story of the American bomber boys in World War II, based on the book of the same name by Donald L. Miller. It will be written by John Orloff, who worked on "Band of Brothers." Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks will also produce "Masters of the Air," reprising their producer roles from the previous shows.

Although Apple has announced numerous TV shows and films for ‌Apple TV‌+, "Masters of the Air" will be the first piece of content produced and launched in-house from the new production studio. All the shows on ‌Apple TV‌+ that have been previously announced were created in partnership with other studios, like "Amazing Stories," which was produced through Spielberg's Amblin Television.

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2 weeks ago
Please. Stop showing "The Morning Show" for everything to do with Apple TV+.
Rating: 21 Votes
2 weeks ago
Apple TV+ is going to be very big. Apple have money to hire all the people they want. It’s just matter of time when Apple TV is most famous TV/movie service.

When you think all the services, it’s very hard to find any good original content. Apple is clearly trying to build very strong catalogue of content from the begin and in long run that’s going to be their strong selling point.
Rating: 7 Votes
2 weeks ago


All the shows on Apple TV+ that have been previously announced were created in partnership with other studios, like "Amazon Stories," which was produced through Spielberg's Amblin Television.

Wow! This Apple–Amazon partnership has really taken off now!
Rating: 6 Votes
2 weeks ago


Please. Stop showing "The Morning Show" for everything to do with Apple TV+.


I totally agree. I almost scrolled past this one simply because of those two plastic faces.
Rating: 6 Votes
2 weeks ago
Separate from the terrific storytelling, part of what made Band of Brothers and the Pacific so great was the gritty, realistic visuals showing the brutality of war. I wonder if Apple will shy away from the nastier side of combat. Hopefully they won't "Disney" this tale.

War is bloody, the language used in combat isn't clean. It will be interesting to see if they go with a PG version of the air war.
Rating: 5 Votes
2 weeks ago
Now stuff like this would get me to keep my TV+ subscription.
Rating: 5 Votes
2 weeks ago
I had my doubts about Apple TV+, it felt like something that would be really difficult to pull off in the face of existing competition, but it really is all coming together nicely. It's already got more stuff for me than Disney+.
Rating: 4 Votes
2 weeks ago
The first show I'm genuinely interested in. Loved Band of Brothers.
Rating: 3 Votes
2 weeks ago


Separate from the terrific storytelling, part of what made Band of Brothers and the Pacific so great was the gritty, realistic visuals showing the brutality of war. I wonder if Apple will shy away from the nastier side of combat. Hopefully they won't "Disney" this tale.

War is bloody, the language used in combat isn't clean. It will be interesting to see if they go with a PG version of the air war.


the rumors about Apple family’ing up the scripts was debunked a while ago. No truth to it.

The most I can see Apple doing is saying that if violence/language is utilized it should be in the service of the story, rather than for the shock factor.
Rating: 3 Votes
2 weeks ago
After watching Band of Brothers and the Pacific, which were also produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, I am sure this will do well too.
Rating: 2 Votes

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