What you need to know
- Apple has formed its own production studio.
- Its first show will be Masters of the Air.
- The show is a sequel to Band of Brothers and The Pacific.
HBO's Band of Brothers and The Pacific were huge hits, mostly thanks to being awesome. Now Apple TV+ is getting the sequel called Masters of the Air according to Variety.
This will be the first show from the newly formed Masters production team within Apple. Worldwide video leads Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht are in charge of the whole shebang.
There are plenty of big names involved throughout, many of which have worked on the previous series.
Masters of the Air will be an exclusive Apple TV+ series although we don't know when it will be ready to stream.
Apple TV+ goes live on November 1st with a limited selection of shows. More will be arriving when ready, though. Streamers can pay $4.99 per month for access for the whole family with buyers of Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, and Mac machines all receiving a free year of access.
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