## “Masters of the Air”: Apple TV+ Unveils First Trailer for WWII Miniseries
### A New Glimpse at the Airmen who Challenged Hitler’s Regime
Apple TV+ has released the first trailer for its upcoming miniseries, “Masters of the Air,” taking audiences into the adrenaline-fueled world of American airmen during World War II. The trailer, featuring Austin Butler, gives us an intense preview of the brave soldiers determined to bring the fight directly to Hitler’s doorstep.
### An Ensemble Cast Takes Flight
The miniseries boasts a stellar cast with Austin Butler portraying Major Gale Cleven of the 100th Bombardment Group. He is joined by an impressive ensemble including Barry Keoghan as Lieutenant Curtis Biddick, Callum Turner, Anthony Boyle, Nate Mann, Josiah Cross, Branden Cook, and Ncuti Gatwa, all of whom will bring to life the daring exploits of these fearless airmen.
### A Continuation of a Legacy
“Masters of the Air” is created by the collaborative genius of producers Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, and Gary Goetzman—the same team behind the acclaimed series “Band of Brothers” and “The Pacific.” This nine-episode series is poised to continue the gripping narrative of WWII that these previous series so powerfully depicted.
### First Look Images and Official Synopsis
Apple also teased fans with a selection of images from the series. The official synopsis paints a harrowing picture: “Based on the book by Donald L. Miller, and adapted by John Orloff, ‘Masters of the Air’ follows the 100th Bombardment Group—known as the ‘Bloody Hundred’—through perilous bombing missions over Nazi Germany. It explores their struggles against the extreme cold, oxygen deprivation, and the terrifying reality of combat at 25,000 feet. Central to the series is the psychological toll these young men faced as they contributed to the downfall of Hitler’s Third Reich. Their stories of survival, capture, injury, and sacrifice will be the heart of this poignant series.”
### A Historic Production
In production since October 2019, “Masters of the Air” is the inaugural series created by Apple Studios, with Playtone and Amblin Television as co-producers. The series is scheduled to lift off on Apple TV+ on January 26, 2024, and it is an event not to be missed by history buffs and drama enthusiasts alike.
Stay tuned for this gripping addition to the historical miniseries genre, as we mark our calendars for the premiere of “Masters of the Air” and prepare to take to the skies with these intrepid heroes of WWII.