Austin Butler and Callum Turner will star in Apple TV+’s “Masters of the Air,” the follow-up to HBO’s miniseries “Band of Brothers” and “The Pacific,” the Apple TV+ World War II epic limited series from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and Tom Hanks & Gary Goetzman’s Playtone.
Butler will star as Major Gale Cleven, and Turner will star as Major John Egan, according to The Wrap. Butler is known for his roles as James “Wilke” Wilkerson in the television series “Switched at Birth,” Jordan Gallagher on “Ruby & the Rockits,” Sebastian Kydd in “The Carrie Diaries,” Tex Watson in “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” and Wil Ohmsford in “The Shannara Chronicles.”
Turner is known for his roles as Theseus Scamander in “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” Bill Rohan in “Queen and Country,” Eli in the E4 series “Glue,” and Shaun Emery in the BBC One TV series, “The Capture.”
In his first TV job since winning an Emmy for “True Detective” and following with the Emma Stone-Justin Hill series “Maniac,” Cary Joji Fukunaga (who directed the long-delayed James Bond film, “No Time to Die”) will direct the first three episodes of the limited series.
“Masters of the Air” is a follow-up to “Band of Brothers” and “The Pacific” series that were executive produced by Spielberg and Hanks. The limited series is based on the book by Donald L. Miller and follows the story of the American bomber boys in World War II who brought the war to Hitler’s doorstep. It will air exclusively on Apple TV+.
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