‘Masters Of The Air’: Everything To Know About The Upcoming Apple TV Series

History buffs, we have some exciting news to share with you. Masters of the Air, an upcoming World War 2 miniseries produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, is scheduled to premiere later this month. The series focuses on the intriguing story of the 100th Bomb Group, revealing the origins of their moniker, the Bloody Hundredth.

So, in case you are wondering what Masters of the Air is all about, here is everything to know about the plot, cast and release date of the upcoming miniseries.

What is the plot of ‘Masters of the Air’?

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Adapted from Donald L. Miller‘s 2007 book Masters of the Air: America’s Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany, the upcoming series chronicles the experiences of the 100th Bomb Group of the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. This unit, known as the Bloody Hundredth due to its significant losses in combat missions, is the focal point of the plot. The show explores the psychological and emotional challenges faced by the airmen, offering some profound insight into their experiences. Additionally, it provides a detailed examination of the difficulties and hazards associated with aerial combat during World War II, encompassing the risks of being shot down, captured or wounded.

The official synopsis reads: “From Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, and Gary Goetzman – the producers of Band of Brothers and The Pacific. During World War II, airmen risk their lives with the 100th Bomb Group, a brotherhood forged by courage, loss, and triumph.”

Meet the cast of ‘Masters of the Air’

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The upcoming Apple TV+ series features a star-studded cast with Austin Butler (known for his role as Elvis Presley in Elvis) as Major Gale Cleven, Callum Turner as Major John Egan, Anthony Boyle as Major Harry Crosby and Barry Keoghan as Lt. Curtis Biddick. Some of the supporting cast includes Nikolai Kinski, Stephen Campbell Moore, Ncuti Gatwa (from Sex Education and Doctor Who), Raff Law, James Murray and Kai Alexander.

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