Cary Joji Fukunaga is going to be the sequel to the series Band of Brothers and The Pacific directing, reports NME Friday. The series, which will be shown on Apple TV +, is titled Masters of the Air and is produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, released in 2001 as well Band of Brothers on their behalf.
Fukunaga will direct the first three episodes of the series.
It is the director’s first foray into television since winning an Emmy for season one of True Detective in 2014, followed by Maniac in 2018.
Masters of the Air consists of ten episodes and is about the true stories of the crew of American bombers that flew over Germany in World War II.
The series is based on Donald L. Miller’s book of the same name. The script comes from John Orloff, who was also involved with it as a script writer Band of Brothers.
Band of Brothers was broadcast by HBO from 2001, with Homeland– and Billionsactor Damian Lewis as one of the protagonists. The series won several Emmys and a Golden Globe. Also successor The Pacific was well received by the audience.
The recordings of Masters of the Air are expected to start in London in March. It is not yet known when the series can be seen on Apple TV +.