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Masters of the Air teaser trailer proves that it’s been worth the 5-year wait

Published Nov 9th, 2023 9:42AM EST
Masters of the Air on Apple TV+
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I remember when Apple first announced its Apple TV+ streaming service back in March of 2019, and Steven Spielberg took to the stage to reveal Masters of the Air. Almost five years later, we finally have a teaser trailer for the series and, after watching it, I think it’s going to be worth the wait.

Today, Apple TV+ released the official teaser trailer for Masters of the Air, its World War II series that comes from the minds of Spielberg and Tom Hanks — the duo that also brought Band of Brothers and The Pacific to the world. It’s also scripted by John Orloff, who wrote Band of Brothers.

The series will make its debut on the streaming service on January 26th.

You can check out the official teaser trailer for Masters of the Air on YouTube below:

What is Masters of the Air about?

Masters of the Air is “a salute to the brave men of the 8th Air Force, who, through their courage and brotherhood, helped defeat Nazi Germany in World War II.”

Based on Donald L. Miller’s book of the same name, and scripted by John Orloff, “Masters of the Air” follows the men of the 100th Bomb Group (the “Bloody Hundredth”) as they conduct perilous bombing raids over Nazi Germany and grapple with the frigid conditions, lack of oxygen and sheer terror of combat conducted at 25,000 feet in the air. Portraying the psychological and emotional price paid by these young men as they helped destroy the horror of Hitler’s Third Reich, is at the heart of “Masters of the Air.” Some were shot down and captured; some were wounded or killed. And some were lucky enough to make it home. Regardless of individual fate, a toll was exacted on them all.

The series, like Band of Brothers and The Pacific, is produced by Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, and Gary Goetzman. It features an enormous cast, including Academy Award nominee Austin Butler, Callum Turner, Anthony Boyle, Nate Mann, Rafferty Law, Academy Award nominee Barry Keoghan, Josiah Cross, Branden Cook, and Ncuti Gatwa.

An all-star lineup of directors that includes Cary Joji Fukunaga, Anna Boden, and Timothy Van Patten is the icing on the cake.

This is one of the most anticipated series for Apple TV+ and, after watching this teaser trailer, I don’t think it’s going to disappoint. I have rewatched Band of Brothers and The Pacific more times than I can count and I don’t think I’m alone in saying that they are some of the best television series ever created. I can’t wait to watch the third installment that Spielberg and Hanks have in store for us.

The first two episodes of Masters of the Air will premiere on Apple TV+ on Friday, January 26, 2024, followed by one new episode weekly every Friday until its finale on March 15, 2024. If you want to watch the series in the best quality possible, check out our lists of the Best TVs and Best Soundbars.

Joe Wituschek Tech News Contributor

Joe Wituschek is a Tech News Contributor for BGR.

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