Steven Spielberg’s “Masters of the Air” is Coming to Apple TV+

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Steven Spielberg’s second project produced by Apple’s forthcoming streaming service is here. 

The acclaimed director teams up again with actor Tom Hanks for the third installment in the Band of Brothers and The Pacific saga. But unlike the first two parts, which aired on HBO, the Masters of the Air WWII miniseries is coming to Apple TV+.

After HBO passed on the project, a statement was released by the premium cable network, which simply read: “After careful consideration, HBO decided not to move forward with Masters of the Air. We look forward to our next collaboration with Playtone and Amblin.”

Gary Goetzman, Spielberg and Hanks’ collaborator on the two previous installments, will also executive produce, with Hanks and Goetzman’s Playtone and Spielberg’s Amblin Television producing the series with Apple.

Apple TV+ launches on November 1.