Spielberg, Hanks, And Goetzman Adapts “Masters Of The Air” For Apple

(Last Updated On: November 7, 2019)

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Spielberg’s Amblin Television, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman’s Playtone is confirmed to produce the limited series “Master of the Air” for Apple’s.

Amblin and Playtone have now acquired the rights as it is also confirmed that Tom Hanks, Spielberg and Goetzman are producing this second world war-series.  It’s a limited series for Apple and adapts from Donald L. Miller’s Masters of the Air: America’s Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany.

This production is also a so-called follow-up for the World War II HBO series Band of Brothers and The Pacific, that they also produced and won Emmys for. The series follows the American bombers that brought the war on. Deadline writes that this is one of the first series that Apple has greenlit, and, therefore. This limited series contains eight episodes and is expected to cost up to $200 million dollars to produce. The trio; Spielberg, Hanks, and Goetzman will be executive producers, together with Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey, as well as Steven Shareshian from Playtone.  Band of Brothers – screenwriter John Orloff pens the script and acts as producer.

Before Apple TV+, it was planned to be produced by HBO that has produced this trio’s war-series before but dropped it. Both two series; Band of Brothers and The Pacific earned 43 Emmy nominations and 14 Emmy wins. This way, Apple has now a chance to conquer the competitive streaming-market with Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO in the front.

Masters Of The Air is set to stream exclusively on AppleTV+, a platform that continues to grow – one deal after the other.


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Marcus J. Ström
Marcus J. Ström
Marcus Ström | Journalist/writer and Chief Editor.