Coming Soon: Band of Brothers, The Pacific, and Masters of the Air
On September 15th, the classic HBO produced WWII series Band of Brothers and The Pacific are premiering on Netflix.
And, on September 20th, the long-awaited, much-anticipated series Masters of the Air premiers on AppleTV+. This series, over ten years in production with a budget in excess of $300 million dollars and produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, the team that brought us Band of Brothers and The Pacific, focuses on the lives and achievements of the B-17 pilots and crews who flew missions over Germany from their bases in England.
Starring Academy Award nominees Austin Butler (Elvis) and Barry Keoghan (Banshees of Inisherin) along with other renowned young actors, this 9-part series should deliver the same riveting, heart-wrenching drama as did their predecessors.
We can’t wait.
For those who want to learn more about the real-life experiences of combatants from a documentary perspective, we recommend:
Pistol Packin’ Mama Missions of B-17 (Stream for FREE on Tubi here!), considered by some to be the best documentary ever produced on the B-17 and its crews (“Masterful film” wrote Don Miller, author of Masters of the Air, the book on which the Apple production is based; and, “One of the very best . . . an emotionally moving film” by M. Paul Holsinger, editor of the book War and American Popular Culture);
17th Airborne the Bulge to Rhine (Stream for FREE on Tubi here!), focusing on the 681st Glider Field Artillery Battalion, whose combat experience mirrors that of Band of Brothers’ Easy Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment as they, too, survived the Battle of the Bulge and crossed the Rhine into Germany.
All of these films, as well as our fourth film Fighting 17 the Jolly Rogers (Stream for FREE on Tubi here!), can be streamed free on Tubi and are available to purchase on DVD through our website or Amazon.
—Jeff Hohman, Producer, American Hero Series