There are some great period dramas out there, and one of those that’s just premiered is Masters of the Air. This is perfect for those who love World War II dramas that focus on an element that isn’t often covered.
It’s a sequel to Band of Brothers and The Pacific. As the title suggests, this one follows the Air Force. It has an outstanding cast, including Doctor Who’s Ncuti Gatwa and Elvis’s Austin Butler. If that isn’t enough to get you watching, check out what the series will follow.
By the way, yes, this was originally ordered by HBO but it wasn’t dropped. Apple TV+ realized the potential in the series and picked it up.
What is Masters of the Air about?
The series is set during the Second World War. It follows the 100th Bomb Group, the airmen who fished their lives to help bring an end to the war.
In fact, this is based on true events, following the group of men who managed to bring the War to Hitler’s doorstep. It’s based on the non-fictional book by Donald L. Miller.
Get ready for a lot of gore and violence. If you’ve watched Band of Brothers and The Pacific, you’ll get an idea of what to expect. The two shows didn’t shy away from the realities of war. This meant death and loss of limbs. It meant some traumatic moments that would leave some soldiers facing shellshock—later known as PTSD.
The series is set to follow different groups of friends in the 100th Bomb Group. We’ll see airmen and officers alike, watching how decisions were made, the risks that some of the men would need to take, and just how they helped to bring the War to an end.
Masters of the Air airs Fridays on Apple TV+.