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Apple Producing Military Mini-Series ‘Masters Of The Air’ With Steven Spielberg And Tom Hanks

Band of Brothers (Credit: Screenshot/YouTube HBO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDBUooZQzgA)

David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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Apple’s upcoming mini-series “Masters of the Air” sounds like it’s going to be absolutely incredible.

The Hollywood Reporter reported the following details about the new series:

The tech giant has handed out a nine-episode order for Masters of the Air, the follow-up drama to HBO’s limited series Band of Brothers and The Pacific.

Masters focuses the aerial wars through the eyes of enlisted men of the Eighth Air Force — known as the men of the Mighty Eighth — who brought the war to Hitler’s doorstep. The drama arrives two decades after HBO won six Emmys (out of a whopping 19 nominations) for Band of Brothers and its 2010 sequel, The Pacific, which scored 24 noms and a leading eight wins.

All of the producers behind both Brothers and Pacific are slated to return for the new installment. Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Steven Spielberg will exec produce for Hanks and Goetzman’s Playtone and the latter’s Amblin Television, respectively.

You can go ahead and sign me up for this immediately. Hell, I was signed up before I even got through the first paragraph of the THR report. (RELATED: Watching ‘Band Of Brothers‘ Never Gets Old. Here’s Why It’s Such A Great Series)

If it’s the same team that brought us “Band of Brothers,” then we’re 100% in for a great time. “BoB” was the greatest mini-series ever made and the greatest war story ever told in my very humble opinion.

I watch the series a couple times a year. It’s that incredible.

Now, the people behind the genius that was “Band of Brothers” are bringing us a mini-series about the air war in Europe.

If that doesn’t have you pumped up, then I seriously question whether or not you love the troops and freedom. It’ll be mandatory viewing if it’s even 10% as good as “Band of Brothers.”

THR also reported that the budget for “Masters of the Air” is expected to be in the range of $250 million. That means Apple won’t be sparing any expenses as they bring the air war to our televisions.

That shouldn’t be any surprise. The people who made “BoB” went big for the hit mini-series, and it showed in the action scenes.

There is no scheduled release date yet for “Masters of the Air.” Make sure to check back for more details when we have them because the mini-series sounds like it’s going to be incredible.