It really feels like we’ve been talking about “Masters of the Air” for years now. Well, that’s honestly because we have. It was way back in February 2021 that it was announced that Austin Butler and Callum Turner would star in the new prestige war epic series coming to Apple TV+. And since that announcement, we’ve been waiting… and waiting. Well, it appears “Masters of the Air” is ready to be seen in January.
As seen in the trailer for “Masters of the Air,” the limited series is from the producers of “Band of Brothers” and “The Pacific,” which gives you an idea about what to expect. This is a top-tier World War II epic, but this time, the focus is on the brave fighter pilots that went deep into enemy territory to fight their battles. As you can guess, considering the pedigree of folks involved, this is going to be expertly acted and crafted, featuring some intense battle scenes. The trailer only hints at what’s to come.
The series stars Austin Butler, Callum Turner, Anthony Boyle, Nate Mann, Rafferty Law, Barry Keoghan, Josiah Cross, Branden Cook, and Ncuti Gatwa. “Masters of the Air” is directed by Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Dee Rees, and Tim Van Patten.
“Masters of the Air” arrives on Apple TV+ on January 26, 2024. You can watch the trailer below.
Here’s the synopsis:
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. Portraying 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.