Apple to Produce ‘Band of Brothers’ Follow-Up as its First In-House Series
According to a report by Variety, Apple has launched its own production studio named ‘Masters’ as it gets ready to produce a follow-up to HBO’s ‘Band of Brothers’ as the company’s first in-house TV series. The limited drama will be titled “Masters of the Air” and will have both Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks on board.
The critically acclaimed Band of Brothers miniseries aired back in 2001 and won a handful of Emmys and a Golden Globe.
The source notes that Masters of the Air will follow the true, deeply personal story of the American bomber boys in World War II, and is being written by Band of Brothers alumnus John Orloff, who is also a co-executive producer.
Spielberg will be executive producing Masters of the Air via his Amblin Television banner, alongside Hanks and Gary Goetzman for Playtone. The show will stream exclusively on Apple TV Plus and represents the second project for Apple to hail from Spielberg’s Amblin Television in addition to Amazing Stories.
Apple’s production studio Masters will be overseen by video heads Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht.