The upcoming Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks product Band of Brothers sequel Masters of the Air has confirmed the casting of its first two stars.
The next Band of brothers after, Masters of the air, made her most recent casting choices with Austin Butler and Callum Turner. The Apple Studios miniseries marks the third time Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks will produce a WWII epic for television, featuring Band of brothers and The pacific having won a total of 15 Emmys between them.
The arrival of Band of brothers 2001 marked a revolutionary moment for WWII film and television as a whole. Although shot for television, the scale of production exceeded many film productions, with more pyrotechnics used by the third episode than was used throughout Spielberg. Save Private Ryan. The series was also the most expensive TV drama ever made at the time, and the storytelling throughout the 10-episode arc effortlessly bonded audiences with the soldiers fighting the war. To date, no other WWII television production has managed to hit its scale or level of intrigue, and few films in the genre since then can claim to offer anything quite like it. Fans were absolutely thrilled with the continuation of the series, The pacific, was published in 2010, although many still claim that Band of brothers is by far the better of the two.
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Now fans find themselves excited again for the prospect of Spielberg and Hanks’ WWII exploration again. It has been several months since Masters of the air was first announced, but thanks to Deadline, the first casting decisions have been revealed. Austin Butler (Once upon a time in hollywood) and Callum Turner (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald) are both confirmed for the upcoming series, with Butler playing Major Gale Cleven and Turner as Major John Egan.
Butler and Turner are both budding stars, with Butler playing the role of Elvis Presley in the upcoming biopic Baz Luhrman and the untitled Elvis Presley and Turner set to reprise his role as Theseus Scamander in the long delay, Fantastic beasts 3. Their recent appointment to Masters of the air follows a long tradition for Spielberg and Hanks’ WWII productions, with Band of brothers having played with Tom Hardy, Michael Fassbender and Simon Pegg before becoming the international stars they are today. The same could also be said for The pacific, who then cast relatively unknown stars, Rami Malek and Jon Bernthal. The new miniseries will follow the American pilots who risked everything to take flight against Nazi Germany during WWII.
It’s great to see Spielberg and Hanks come back to recreate WWII for the small screen, but for Band of brothers fans, it’s hard to believe that anything can surpass the sheer quality of this series. Masters of the air will certainly offer a new perspective to consider, but the big challenge will be whether or not the miniseries can make the action from the cockpit of a bomber as perfectly observable as Easy Company’s heartbreaking campaign across Europe. torn apart by war.
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