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28th Apr 2021

The Band of Brothers sequel has started filming

Claudia McInerney

The director of the sequel revealed the news on Instagram.

Filming for a Band of Brothers sequel entitled Masters of the Air has begun, it has been revealed.

The plot for the upcoming miniseries is based on the true story of US ‘bomber boys’ who helped to defeat Hitler’s Nazi Germany in World War II.

Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks are set to return as executive producers for the war drama sequel, after the success of the 2001 miniseries Band of Brothers.

Director, Cary Fukunaga, the man behind the critically acclaimed first season of HBO’s True Detective, took to Instagram last week to tell fans that the first week of filming was well underway.

The set for the highly anticipated miniseries was built on a disused university and hotel in Chalfont St Giles, a small village in Buckinghamshire, and it was reportedly not cheap to create. According to the Daily Mail, the set of the American Airforce based cost approximately £5 million to construct.

The war drama miniseries is based on a book of the same name by Donald L. Miller.

Cast members include the likes of Jude law’s son Rafferty Law, Austin Butler, Anthony Boyle and Callum Turner.

The miniseries will be available on Apple TV+, it has been revealed.

Announcing the sequel last October, Apple said: “Apple today announced that it has partnered with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, and Tom Hanks & Gary Goetzman’s Playtone on Masters of the Air, a new international limited drama series that marks the first series green-lit with Apple serving as the studio.

“Masters of the Air will stream exclusively on Apple TV+, a new home for the world’s most creative storytellers, and is the second project for Apple to hail from Spielberg’s Amblin Television in addition to Amazing Stories.”

The release date, unfortunately, is yet to be announced.