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Masters Of The Air Release Date, Cast & Latest News

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Masters Of The Air Release Date, Cast & Latest News

The Band of Brothers sequel, Masters of the Air, is officially in production and fans are eagerly awaiting the release date for the new series.

The World War II drama from HBO first came to our screens in 2001, drawing in millions of viewers and winning a number of prestigious awards.

Masters of the Air was announced in October 2020 by Apple TV+. Production officially began in April 2021.

The new TV series is being produced by no less than Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, who have teamed up as executive-producers.

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It's been ten years since season two, The Pacific, aired, so it's about time we're owed an update from the battle fields. Here's everything we know about the upcoming sequel.

Is Masters of the Air based on a true story?

Yes. Band of Brothers is based on true stories from World War II. Each miniseries focuses on a different section of the US armed forces during World War II. They're based on the books by Donald L Millner, which contain true accounts from the service men of the Easy Company of the US Army 101st Airborne Division.

Band of Brothers Masters of the Air is officially in production ' Credit: HBO
Band of Brothers Masters of the Air is officially in production ' Credit: HBO
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Season one followed the story of a team of elite US paratroopers and season two turned our attention to three marines battling in the Pacific Theater during WW2.

Season three looks set to be just as action-packed as it places the spotlight on the American 'bomber boys' who helped bring Hitler's Nazi Germany to its knees in the 1940s.

Maters of the Air: release date and how to watch it

Masters of the Air will be released on Apple TV+.

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A release date hasn't been confirmed yet, but it'll probably be some time in late 2022 or early 2023. We'll let you know as soon as we have an update.

Is Band of Brothers on Netflix?

Band of Brothers and The Pacific are available to watch on Apple TV+, Amazon Prime, Google Play, Youtube and HBO, but they're not currently on Netflix.

The Pacific ' Credit: HBO
The Pacific ' Credit: HBO
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Masters of the Air cast

Austin Butler (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) and Callum Turner (The Capture) will star in the third season. Butler will play Major Gale Cleven and Turner will play Major John Egan.

Joining them will be Raff Law, the son of Jude Law and Sadie Frost, who will play Sgt. Ken Lemmons. The 24-year-old only recently had his first starring role in Twist, the 2021 adaptation of Oliver Twist.

Other cast members include Anthony Boyle (Derry Girls) and Tommy Jessop (Line of Duty).

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Is anyone from Easy Company still alive in 2021?

The last we heard, there's only one surviving member of the real Easy Company. His name is Col. Edward Shames and in 2018, at age 96, he reportedly appeared as a guest speaker at the annual Veteran's Breakfast hosted by the Government Employees Insurance Company (GEICO).

In 2020, he was interviewed by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EEA) for a blog post. Shames regularly attends the EEA Airventure Expo.

Featured Image Credit: HBO

Topics: TV & Film, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Apple

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