First 'Masters of the Air' trailer reveals toll on pilots of WWII bombing runs

First Masters of the Air trailer reveals toll on pilots of WWII bombing runs


'Masters of the Air' won't be a romanticized view of war.
Masters of the Air won't be a romanticized view of war.
Screenshot: Apple TV+

Those eager to watch Masters of the Air should be thrilled by the first teaser trailer for the upcoming WWII drama series from Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.

It’ll hit Apple TV+ in January and will be a gritty look at the perilous air war in the skies over Germany — as the trailer makes clear.

From the makers of Band of Brothers

Band of Brothers and The Pacific set a new standard for realistic war dramas. They were both critically acclaimed and very popular. These series were created by Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, and the same team is back with Masters of the Air.

Apple’s summary says:

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.

For an even better sense of what’s coming in the Apple TV+ series, watch the teaser trailer released Thursday.

It stars a collection of handsome young actors, including Oscar nominee Austin Butler (Elvis, The Shannara Chronicles), Callum Turner (Fantastic Beasts film series), Anthony Boyle (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Nate Mann, Rafferty Law, Oscar nominee Barry Keoghan (The Banshees of Inisherin), Josiah Cross, Branden Cook and Ncuti Gatwa (Doctor Who).

The series is an adaptation of Donald L. Miller’s book of the same name. The scripted is from John Orloff, who also worked on Band of Brothers.

Masters of the Air takes off in January

The historical drama series premieres globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, January 26, 2024 with the first two episodes. These will be followed by one new episode every Friday through the middle of March.

Watch on Apple TV

In the mean time, fans of Tom Hanks and war dramas can enjoy Greyhound, which the Cult of Mac review calls it “old-school, flag-waving thrills.” The WWII naval film debuted on Apple streaming service in 2020.

Apple TV+ is available by subscription for $9.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. You can also get it via any tier of the Apple One subscription bundle. For a limited time, customers who purchase and activate a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy three months of Apple TV+ for free.

Via: Apple TV+


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