Masters of the Air is an upcoming American war drama streaming television miniseries created by John Shiban and John Orloff and developed by Orloff for Apple TV+. It is based on the 2007 book Masters of the Air: America’s Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany by Donald L. Miller and follows the actions of the 100th Bombardment Group of the United States Army Air Forces during World War II, a unit nicknamed the “Bloody Hundredth” due to the heavy losses it incurred in combat missions. The series serves as a companion to Band of Brothers (2001) and The Pacific (2010). It is also the first series to be produced by Apple Studios, in cooperation with Playtone, and Amblin Television.
Filming began in England in 2021 but was delayed on several occasions due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Masters of the Air is set to premiere on January 26, 2024.
The VFX Done by:
Weta FX – VFX Supervisor: Wayne Stables
Rodeo FX – VFX Supervisor: Patrick David
Whiskytree – VFX Supervisor: Aidan Fraser
DNEG – VFX Supervisor: Xavier Bernasconi
Distillery VFX – VFX Supervisor: Matthew Lane
House of Good Vibes – VFX Supervisor: Helen Bunker
East Side Effects – VFX Supervisors: Alex Lemke, Michael Huber
The Previs Done by:
The Third Floor – Previz Supervisor: Matthew Smart
Virtual Production stages developed and managed by Lux Machina – Volume Supervisor: Phil Galler
The Production VFX Supervisor is Stephen Rosenbaum.
The Production VFX Producer is Bruce Franklin.
The Additional On Set Supervisor is Adam Rowland.
Showrunner: Gary Goetzman
Directors: Cary Joji Fukunaga, Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, Dee Rees, Timothy Van Patten Release Date: January 26, 2024 – Apple TV+