Social media users and critics alike are raving about Masters Of The Air, the Apple TV produced true story about American Bomber series in World War II. The series — which was initially in production with HBO — has been billed as a companion series to the critically acclaimed The Pacific and Band Of Brothers, which contributed in giving the nation optimism and built unity following the September 11 attacks.
The series will focus on the true story of the 100th Bomber Group, who flew several high-risk missions over Nazi Germany. The group was referred to as the “bloody 100th” due to the danger of their missions and the casualties sustained in the process.
After years of anticipation, the highly anticipated series opened to rave reviews this past Friday.
The Museum is delighted with the new Apple TV production of Masters of the Air. We look forward to welcoming fans of the series and those wanting to know more about the 100th. The Museum is open on Saturdays and Sundays from the first weekend in March. #MotA pic.twitter.com/sNSejRnXtr
— 100th Bomb Group (@100bgmus) January 28, 2024
The series currently boasts a certified “fresh” rating of 83 percent on the film review site Rotten Tomatoes. Each of the first two episodes have also earned 8.3 stars out of 10 on IMDb.
In addition to praise from critics and review websites, the series has been met with widespread enthusiasm and praise on social media.
In case you want to brush up on your world wars before we get in one again, check out “Masters of the Air” on Apple. It’s an aircrew version of “Band of Brothers.” Shows the resolve of the Greatest Generation. It’s good.
I’m ready to strap on a B-17.
— Buzz Patterson (@BuzzPatterson) January 28, 2024
The first 2 episodes of Masters of the Air were fucking fantastic. This sequence alone was nuts, can't wait to watch the rest of this show. pic.twitter.com/YkmlkthLnV
— utorak (@Utorak007) January 27, 2024
This is amazing. These men deserve to be honored for the sacrifices they make for the rest of us.
John Orloff shared this photo to Instagram of the 8th Army Air Force vets receiving a standing ovation after a screening of Masters of the Air at Joint Base Andrews. pic.twitter.com/VeLnjgzzf8
— AustinButlerAppreciation (@AButlerApp) January 28, 2024
Masters of the Air is based on the book by Donald L. Miller, which was compiled after reviewing thousands of documents and interviews with surviving veterans of the unit. In addition to the show’s main characters, the series also finds time to focus on the exploits of the Tuskegee Airmen and the Great Escape.
New episodes are set to be released Fridays on Apple TV.