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Austin Butler, Callum Turner to star in Apple TV+ 'Band of Brothers' sequel

Turner (left) Butler (right) | Image Credit: Gage Skidmore, Glenn Francis

Apple TV+ begins filling out its cast for the upcoming mini-series "Masters of the Air," a sequel to HBO's award-winning "Band of Brothers."

Butler, who appeared in Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," will star as Major Gale Cleven. Turner, who starred in the Wizarding World film "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald," will star as Major John Egan.

Based on Donald L. Miller's nonfiction title "Masters of the Air: America's Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany", the limited-run series will follow the true story of the young men who flew the bombers that helped bring Nazi Germany to its knees.

The series will be produced by Apple Studios, with Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, and Gary Goetzman serving as executive producers.

Deadline reports that the series will span 10 episodes that will cost more than $200 million to produce.

"Masters of the Air" marks the second show Apple has produced with Spielberg, the first being the episodic anthology "Amazing Stories" that launched in March of 2020.