‘Band Of Brothers’ Is Getting a Follow-Up Series With Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg Attached

Apple TV Plus’s first in-house show will portray the true stories of World War II bomber crews.


Apple is getting into the streaming business with Apple TV Plus and they’re doing it in a big way—with a follow-up to HBO‘s tremendously popular and well-made World War II series, Band of Brothers

The show will be Apple’s first-ever in-house production and is titled Masters of the Air, after a nonfiction book about World War II bomber crews by author and historian Donald L. Miller.


Miller actually mentioned the series in the promotional video above, which was published on Youtube almost exactly two years ago, so it’s been in the works for a while—at first with HBO. 

Here’s more from Variety:

[Masters of the Air is] a follow-up to the Band of Brothers and The Pacific series executive produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. The legendary duo are on board once again, which comes as no surprise given that Spielberg was a prominent figure at the Apple TV Plus launch event in March.

Masters of the Air will also be a limited drama and represents the first series greenlit with Apple serving as the studio. The tech giant has placed worldwide video heads Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht in charge of overseeing its new studio.

Brothers and Pacific were big serial drama successes for the pay cable giant and set the stage for later series like 2019’s Chernobyl—TV made with cinematic care and quality and often by definition limited to a single season.

Masters of the Air will stream exclusively on Apple TV Plus, Variety reports.

There’s no word as to when the series will be ready to air, but Apple TV Plus is off and running, regardless—it launches November 1, 2019.