Band Of Brothers Follow-Up Masters Of The Air Starts Filming With James Bond Director

Masters of the Air is produced by the same team that made Band of Brothers and The Pacific, including Tom Hanks.

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The popular Band of Brothers TV show is getting a sequel of sorts with Masters of the Air, and now it has begun production. Cary Joji Fukunaga, who directed True Detective and 007: No Time To Die, made the announcement on Instagram where he confirmed recently that he has completed the first week on Masters of the Air.

Fukunaga is directing multiple episodes of the mini-series, which follows on from HBO's Band of Brothers and The Pacific. The series is headed to Apple TV+ after the iPhone company acquired it from HBO.

Based on the book of the same name by Donald L. Miller, Masters of the Air is a World War III mini-series about pilots. Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, and Gary Goetzman have been reunited for the new series, along with writer John Orloff, who also wrote Band of Brothers.

Irish actor Anthony Boyle (The Cursed Child) plays the lead, Major Crosby, while Once Upon a Time in Hollywood's Austin Butler is set to portray Major Gale Cleven. Callum Turner (Fantastics Beasts) is lined up to play Major John Egan.

There is no word yet on when Masters of the Air will premiere.

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