The Band is getting again collectively. After beforehand producing the critically acclaimed miniseries Band of Brothers twenty years in the past, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg are collaborating on follow-up World Conflict II-set sequence, Masters of the Air.
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The mission was initially set at HBO years in the past, the place Brothers and the 2010 follow-up The Pacific aired, however this time across the new sequence might be produced by Apple and air on Apple TV Plus, in line with Selection. That is the primary present Apple is producing beneath its personal banner. Throughout their runs, Band of Brothers and The Pacific mixed to earn 43 Emmy nominations and 14 Emmy wins, together with Excellent Restricted Collection for every of them.
Based mostly on the guide Masters of the Air: America’s Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air Conflict In opposition to Nazi Germany by Donald L. Miller, the brand new present will observe the American Eighth Air Power squadron in World Conflict II and the pilots, crew members, officers, and troopers who “introduced the warfare to Hitler’s doorstep,” in line with CNN. The sequence is predicted to be over eight hours, and price “north of $200 million to supply” general.
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ShutterstockA number of the identical writing and producing crew behind Band of Brothers and The Pacific might be engaged on the brand new sequence, together with Graham Yost, who gained a Golden Globe award for Brothers, and author John Orloff, who will write and a co-executive produce the brand new sequence.
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Whereas no forged has been set but, it’s probably that Hanks and Spielberg will pull in some well-known names. For Band of Brothers and The Pacific, the forged included many acquainted faces, together with Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston, Donnie Wahlberg, David Schwimmer, Dominic Cooper, Michael Fassbender, and Jimmy Fallon in Brothers; and Jon Bernthal, James Badge Dale, Anna Torv, Damon Herriman, and future Oscar-winner Rami Malek in The Pacific.