Cary Fukunaga Enlisted to Direct First Three 'Masters of the Air'

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Apple announced Cary Fukunaga (No Time to Die, True Detective) will direct the first three episodes of the forthcoming, sweeping international drama Masters of the Air, and will join the show’s producing team.

Masters of the Air from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and Tom Hanks & Gary Goetzman’s Playtone, is the third installment of the highly successful and beloved Band of Brothers/The Pacific franchise series. Based on the compelling book by Donald L. Miller, Masters of the Air follows the true, deeply personal story of the American and British bomber boys in World War II who brought the war to Hitler’s doorstep.

The series, a co-production of Apple, Amblin Television and Playtone, will be executive produced by Steven Spielberg for Amblin Television, alongside executive producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman for Playtone. Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winner Graham Yost (Band of Brothers) will co-executive produce alongside Amblin Television’s Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey and Steven Shareshian of Playtone.

The series is being written by Band of Brothers alumnus John Orloff, who is also a co-executive producer.

Spielberg, Hanks and Goetzman previously worked together on the Emmy Award-winning series Band of Brothers and The Pacific.

Masters of the Air will stream exclusively on Apple TV+, the new home for the world’s most creative storytellers, and is the second project for Apple to hail from Spielberg’s Amblin Television in addition to Amazing Stories.

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