Watch: Austin Butler plays pilot in WWII drama 'Masters of the Air'

World War II drama "Masters of the Air" is coming to Apple TV+. Photo courtesy of Apple TV+
World War II drama "Masters of the Air" is coming to Apple TV+. Photo courtesy of Apple TV+
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Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Apple TV+ is giving a glimpse of the new series Masters of the Air.

The streaming service shared a trailer for the World War II drama Wednesday featuring Austin Butler.

Masters of the Air is based on the Donald L. Miller book of the same name. The show follows members of the 100th Bomb Group, known as the "Bloody Hundreth," as they conduct perilous bombing raids over Nazi Germany.

The series is executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, who previously collaborated on Band of Brothers and The Pacific.

Butler stars with Callum Turner, Anthony Boyle, Nate Mann, Rafferty Law, Barry Keoghan, Josiah Cross, Branden Cook, Ncuti Gatwa and Isabel May.

Austin Butler attends the TIME100 gala in April. File Photo by Peter Foley/UPI
Austin Butler attends the TIME100 gala in April. File Photo by Peter Foley/UPI

"Portraying the psychological and emotional price paid by these young men as they helped destroy the horror of Hitler's Third Reich, is at the heart of Masters of the Air. Some were shot down and captured; some were wounded or killed. And some were lucky enough to make it home. Regardless of individual fate, a toll was exacted on them all," an official synopsis reads.

Callum Turner (R) and Jeff Bridges attend the New York premiere of "The Only Living Boy in New York" in 2017. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Callum Turner (R) and Jeff Bridges attend the New York premiere of "The Only Living Boy in New York" in 2017. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI

Apple TV+ shared a teaser trailer for the show in November.

Masters of the Air is written by John Orloff and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, Dee Rees, Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck and Tim Van Patten.

Austin Butler attends the Academy Awards in March. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Austin Butler attends the Academy Awards in March. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

The series will have a two-episode premiere Jan. 26.

Butler is known for playing Elvis Presley in the Baz Luhrmann film Elvis, while May starred in the Yellowstone prequel 1883.

Isabel May attends the Las Vegas premiere of "1883" in 2021. File Photo by James Atoa/UPI
Isabel May attends the Las Vegas premiere of "1883" in 2021. File Photo by James Atoa/UPI