Apple has set up its own internal production studio called “Masters,” run by the company’s heads of worldwide video, Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht. The studio’s first project will be a follow-up series to HBO’s “Band of Brothers” and “The Pacific” called “Masters of the Air,” set to launch exclusively on Apple TV+ (via Variety).
The new show will follow the true story of the American bomber boys in World War II, based on the book of the same name by Donald L. Miller. It will be written by John Orloff, who worked on “Band of Brothers.” Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks will also produce “Masters of the Air,” reprising their producer roles from the previous shows.
Although Apple has announced numerous TV shows and films for Apple TV+, “Masters of the Air” will be the first piece of content produced and launched in-house from the new production studio. All the shows on Apple TV+ that have been previously announced were created in partnership with other studios, like “Amazing Stories,” which was produced through Spielberg’s Amblin Television.