Barry Keoghan had a strong 2023, looks set to have an even busier awards season in 2024, with his hotly anticipated new series set to premiere in January.
Fans of Band Of Brothers and The Pacific have been waiting for years for the next sequel to their favorite shows, and here it is. finallywe have the first footage from Masters Of The Air coming to Apple TV.
On Thursday, the Irish actor shared two new photos from the nine-episode show, showing him on a plane with Austin Butler and the caption, “Fly like an angel.”
It didn’t take long for people to catch on to the fact that Barry, who is currently receiving rave reviews for his role in Saltburn, is now working with two actors who both played Elvis.
Barry’s Masters of the Air co-star Austin plays the singer in Baz Luhrmann’s 2022 film Elvis, while his Saltburn co-star Jacob Elordi plays Elvis in Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla.
“Now he’s starring with both Elvises,” one fan wrote, while another added: “If I had a nickel for every time Barry played with someone who played Elvis, I’d have two nickels, which isn’t a lot , but it’s strange that it happened this way.” twice right.
Barry was first seen playing Lt. Curtis Biddick in October, when early footage showed him looking pensive as he looked out the window while wearing his Air Force uniform.
Northern Irish actor Anthony Boyle also stars in the series and was seen in photographs from filming wearing a leather bomber jacket as he sat with one arm dangling from the side of his truck. He rose to fame in the West End show Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and will play Major Harry Crosby in Masters of the Air.
Barry and Anthony will certainly be in good company, with Elvis star Austin, as well as Jude Law’s son Rafferty Law and Sex Education and Doctor Who’s Ncuti Gatwa also having roles.
According to the show’s creators, “Masters of the Air” is a “salute to the brave soldiers of the 8th Air Force who, with their courage and brotherhood, helped defeat Nazi Germany.”
The show is based on the book by Donald Miller, which chronicles the lives of members of the 100th Bomb Group, nicknamed the Bloody Hundred, as they bomb Nazi Germany.
Anyone who has seen Band of Brothers or The Pacific will know that the series doesn’t shy away from the realities of war and can prove difficult to watch at times, and Masters Of The Air is expected to follow suit.
The new show is also produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman and will premiere on Apple TV+ on January 26, 2024.