Doctor Who star Ncuti Gatwa has offered fans a glimpse at his next role, which is part of the huge ensemble cast for prestigious Apple TV+ war drama Masters of the Air.


The project comes from executive producers Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg – the creative team behind Band of Brothers and The Pacific – and looks set to rival those earlier efforts in terms of quality.

Returning to the years of World War II, it tells the story of the 100th Bomb Group of the United States Army Air Forces, who were known for suffering heavy losses during combat missions.

Gatwa co-stars alongside the likes of Austin Butler (Elvis) and Barry Keoghan (Saltburn), drawing attention to the ambitious series in a recent Instagram post, which began with "new year new me".

The former Sex Education star continued: "This project has the most insane and talented cast. Sharing this experience with my boys [Josiah Cross] and [Branden Cook] was proper special.

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Josiah Cross in "Masters of the Air," premiering 26 January 2024 on Apple TV+.
Josiah Cross in Masters of the Air. Apple TV+

Josiah Cross is an up-and-coming name, whose past credits include a small role in King Richard and recent indie drama A Thousand and One, which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival.

He is attached to play 2nd Lieutenant Richard D Mason in Masters of the Air.

Branden Cook in "Masters of the Air," premiering 26 January 2024 on Apple TV+.
Branden Cook in Masters of the Air. Apple TV+

Meanwhile, actor Branden Cook has been cast as 2nd Lieutenant Alexander Jefferson in Masters of the Air, following earlier roles in Tell Me Lies, Chicago PD and BBC drama Industry.

Masters of the Air is coming to Apple TV+ on Friday 26th January 2024. Subscribe to Apple TV+ here. Check out more of our Drama coverage or visit our TV Guide and Streaming Guide to find out what's on.


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