TV Series Masters of the Air Premiers January 26
January 22, 2024 – “Masters of the Air,” the highly anticipated World War II drama, will premiere globally with two episodes of the nine-episode series on Friday, January 26, 2024, on Apple TV+.
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.
Ranging in location from the bucolic fields and villages of southeast England to the harsh deprivations of a German prisoner-of-war camp and depicting a unique and crucial time in world history, “Masters of the Air” is enormous in both scale and scope, and genuine cinematic achievement.
As the show was filmed overseas, the Commemorative Air Force’s B-17 could not participate in the show's production. However, you may recognize some sounds and imagery added throughout the series.
From Apple Studios, "Masters of the Air" is executive produced by Spielberg through Amblin Television and Hanks and Goetzman for Playtone. Amblin Television’s Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey co-executive produce alongside Playtone’s Steven Shareshian. In addition to writing, Orloff is a co-executive producer. Graham Yost is also a co-executive producer. Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Dee Rees, and Tim Van Patten serve as directors.
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