If you thought the casts of “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” were impressive, allow “Masters of the Air” to say, “Hold my plane.” Leading the roster of greats is Academy Award-nominee Austin Butler, who plays Major Gale Cleven, and “Fantastic Beasts” star Callum Turner as Major John Egan. Joining the duo are Anthony Boyle, Nate Mann, Rafferty Law, Josiah Cross, Branden Cook, “Doctor Who” himself, Ncuti Gatwa, and Academy Award-nominee Barry Keoghan. This is great news for people who love it when film and television break their hearts because this is a war story … not all of these boys are making it home alive or in one piece. I can’t wait to fall in love with these characters and cry about it!
“Masters of the Air” is executive produced by Spielberg through his Amblin Television banner, and Hanks and Gary Goetzman for Playtone. Amblin Television’s Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey co-executive produced alongside Playtone’s Steven Shareshian. Orloff served as a co-executive producer in addition to his writing credit, alongside Graham Yost. The directors for the series include Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, Dee Rees, Tim Van Patten, and Cary Joji Fukunaga, who had reportedly left the production after allegations of his inappropriate behavior on set were made public.
“Masters of the Air” will premiere globally on Apple TV+ with the first two episodes on Friday, January 26, followed by one new episode every Friday until March 15, 2024.