Apple TV+ launched to great aplomb with prominent names like Oprah Winfrey, Jason Momoa, Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell and Jennifer Aniston. Now, the brand-new streaming service has scored another monumental win amidst rising competition from the likes of Disney Plus, and HBO Go.
Masters of the Air will be a follow-up to 2001’s Band of Brothers and 2010’s The Pacific, and will also be produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, who brought the two acclaimed World War II serials to fruition.
Based on Donald Miller’s book, Masters of the Air, the eponymous series will follow the journey of servicemen from the 8th Air Force during World War II in the European theatre. It will likely feature key deployments during D-Day and the controversial and harrowing bombing of Dresden.
Spielberg and Hanks have been working to produce Masters of the Air with HBO reportedly since 2013, and as part of the current arrangement with Apple, will be written by John Orloff who worked with the duo on Band of Brothers.
Apple TV+ will be launched on 1st November at SGD 6.98 (USD 4.99) per month. Family sharing will be available for up to six members, and is served alongside the similarly-priced Apple Arcade gaming subscription service.
Customers who purchase a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod Touch from September 10 will be eligible for a year of free Apple TV+ subscription.