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Why Masters of the Air Season 2 Probably Won’t Happen

Why Masters of the Air Season 2 Probably Won’t Happen

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Produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, Masters of the Air promises to be another WWII drama sensation. Following the footsteps of Band of Brothers and The Pacific, the series recounts the experiences of pilots on the Eastern Front.

Based on the book by Donald L. Miller, Masters of the Air closely follows the exploits of the 100th Bombardment Group. Led by Gale Cleven (Austin Butler,) the Group was integral to the Allied cause in 1943.

Thanks to its solid performances, the show is already one of the best in Apple TV’s catalog. When a show is this successful, a second season is inevitable.

That said, when could we expect Season 2 of Masters of the Air to arrive? Would it be available on Apple TV as the first season? Those are some of the questions we’ll try to answer!

Masters of the Air Season 2 Is Unlikely to Happen

Conceived as a limited miniseries, there won’t be a second season of Masters of the Air. The miniseries was announced in 2013, entering development hell until 2019. Since then, the show was planned as a limited event rather than a multi-season series.

Actors Callum Turner (left) and Austin Butler (right) in Masters of the Air

With no apparent change in the production plans, Masters of the Air will run for just one season. That’s why the series is divided into “Parts” and not “Episodes.”

When Will Masters of the Air End?

The final Part of Masters of the Air will air on March 15th 2024. Part Nine will mark the end of the series, and is the only episode directed by Tim Van Patten. Known for his work on The Pacific, Van Patten also directed episodes of The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire, and Game of Thrones.

Is There Any Chance Masters of the Air Becomes a Regular Series

Since the show is an adaptation of Miller’s book, there’s no reason to believe the miniseries would eventually become a regular series. Conceived with a finite ending in mind since 2013, the plan for Masters of the Air to be a miniseries was always the endgame for the show.

Bomber crew after landing in an African desert in the Masters of the Air TV show

While Masters of the Air will likely never get a sequel, fans can watch its predecessors to get more of the series. While not precisely the same show, Band of Brothers and The Pacific follow the same narrative structure and production teams as Masters of the Air.

Alternatively, Saving Private Ryan, directed by Spielberg and starring Hanks, marks the first WWII collaboration between the two. That’s as close as we’ll ever get to a Masters of the Air film in production terms.