Austin Butler and Callum Turner will star in Apple TV+’s “Masters of the Air,” the follow-up to the HBO miniseries “Band of Brothers” and “The Pacific.” Tom Hanks and Stephen Spielberg will executive produce the drama.
“Masters of the Air” is based on the book of the same name by Donald L. Miller and follows the true, deeply personal story of the American bomber boys in World War II who brought the war to Hitler’s doorstep.
Butler will star as Major Gale Cleven and Turner will star as Major John Egan.
“Masters of the Air” is the third series in Hanks and Spielberg’s “WWII saga,” following “Band of Brothers” and “The Pacific,” both of which aired on HBO. “Masters” was initially in development at HBO back in 2013.
The series is being written by “Band of Brothers” alum John Orloff, who is also a co-executive producer. Gary Goetzman will executive produce for Hanks’ Playtone.
Butler is set to star opposite Hanks in Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming Elvis Presley biopic, with Butler portraying the famous musician and Hanks playing Colonel Tom Parker. Turner is best known for his role as Theseus Scamander in Warner Bros.’ “Fantastic Beasts” film series.
Hanks starred in Apple TV+’s war movie “Greyhound” last year, while Spielberg previously executive produced a reboot of “Amazing Stories” for the streaming service.