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Band of Brothers, starring actors such as Damian Lewis and Michael Fassbender, aired for just one season on HBO and BBC. The drama told the story of Easy Company, the 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division from 1942 until the end of World War Two. While the series did come to an end back in 2001, there is still more to come.
Band of Brothers’ sequel series Masters Of the Air was announced last year.
The new series will be made up of 10 episodes and is based on Donald L Miller’s book Masters Of The Air: America’s Bomber Boys Who Fought The Air War Against Nazi Germany.
Masters Of The Air, much like Band of Brothers and its first follow-up series The Pacific, which came out in 2010, will be set around the time of World War Two.
Fans will be excited to know there are some big names who are behind creating the drama.
Masters Of The Air is being produced by legendary director Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and actor Tom Hanks and film producer Gary Goetzman’s Playtone.
Spielberg, Hanks and Goetzman will all act as executive producers on the series as well.
James Bond’s No Time To Die director Cary Joji Fukunaga will be directing the first three episodes in the series.
Writing is down to Band Of Brothers alumnus John Orloff and Graham Yost who are co-executive producers too.
When will the Band of Brothers follow-up series be out?
As of writing this article, a release date for Masters Of The Air has not been announced.
Shooting for the series is expected to begin in March 2021 in London.
Of course, depending on the coronavirus pandemic, this may change and could be pushed back.
Express.co.uk will update this article once more information has been released.
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According to Deadline, the 10 episodes of Masters Of The Air will cost more than £154.7million ($200million) to make.
This is the first time Fukunaga has worked on a television series since Maniac in 2018 which he won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for.
Before this, Fukunaga also won an Emmy for season one of True Detective in 2014.
When Masters Of The Air does come out, it will only be available to watch on Apple TV+.
Giving some details for the upcoming series, the book’s synopsis reads: “Masters of the Air is a story of life in wartime England and in the German prison camps, where tens of thousands of airmen spent part of the war.
“It ends with a vivid description of the grisly hunger marches captured airmen were forced to make near the end of the war through the country their bombs destroyed.”
Band of Brothers is available to watch on Amazon Prime.
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