No Time To Die’s Cary Joji Fukunaga signs on to direct Band Of Brothers’ sequel Masters Of The Air as it’s reveals shooting ‘begins in March’
No Time To Die director Cary Joji Fukunaga has signed on to shoot the first three episodes of Band Of Brothers’ sequel Masters Of The Air.
According to a report from Deadline on Saturday, the True Detective filmmaker, 43, has signed on to work with Apple TV+ on the production, which is once again being helmed by Stephen Spielberg and Tom Hanks.
The publication also claimed that shooting will begin in March, with production first starting in London.
New role: No Time To Die’s Cary Joji Fukunaga signed on to direct Band Of Brothers’ sequel Masters Of The Air as it was revealed on Saturday that shooting ‘begins in March’
It was reported that the show would consist of 10 episodes, like the original, and has cost more than $200 million to produce.
Masters Of The Air is said to focus on the story of American and British bomber boys who fought in World War II and brought the war to Berlin, where Adolf Hitler was based at the time.
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Exciting: It was reported that the show would consist of 10 episodes, like the original (pictured) and has cost more than $200 million to produce, while filming is said to begin in London
Cary is well known for his television directing as he won an Emmy for his work on the first season of True Detective, which starred Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.
In October last year it was revealed the tech giant had launched its own in-house production studio and is kicking it off with the series helmed by Spielberg and Hanks, Variety reported.
Masters of The Air is a follow-up to 2001’s Band of Brothers and 2010’s The Pacific which were also produced by Spielberg and Hanks.
Drama: The show is said to focus on the story of American and British bomber boys who fought in World War II and brought the war to Berlin (Damian Lewis and David Schwimmer pictured)
Spielberg and Hanks will executive produce Masters Of The Air as a limited drama series which will stream exclusively on Apple’s new network Apple TV+.
This marks the first series that Apple will self-produce as its own studio.
Both Band of Brothers and The Pacific aired on HBO and contemporaneously garnered a ton of critical acclaim and scooped up many awards including 43 Emmy nominations and 14 Emmy wins.
Spielberg and Hanks had originally planned to keep the mini-series with HBO and had actually developed the project with the network.
HBO ultimately passed on Masters of The Air earlier this year and it found a home with Apple.
The show will mark the second project that Spielberg has signed on for with Apple’s new streaming network. He is also producing a series called Amazing Stories.
One to watch: Spielberg and Hanks will executive produce it as a limited drama series which will stream exclusively on Apple’s new network Apple TV+ (Band Of Brothers pictured)