EXCLUSIVE: Raff Law (Turn) joined the cast of Apple Studios’ buzzing limited series Masters of the air, which is currently underway in the UK, we can reveal that.
The WWII war drama, whose first three episodes are directed by Cary Fukanaga, reunites Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman’s Playtone with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV after their collaborations on Band of brothers and The pacific.
Emerging British actor Law, the son of actors Jude Law and Sadie Frost, will play the role of Sgt. Ken Lemmons, and joins an ensemble cast that includes previously announced rising actors such as Austin Butler, Callum Turner, Anthony Boyle and Nate Mann.
Based on Donald L. Miller’s book, the drama follows the true story of a group of men inside the bomber plane known as the Flying Fortress as they fight for their lives against swarms of enemy German fighter pilots during WWII.
The series is written by Band of brothers alumni John Orloff and Graham Yost. Produced by Apple Studios, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman will executive producers via Amblin Television and Playtone. Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey of Amblin Television and Steven Shareshian of Playtone are co-executive producers.
Law had his first leading role this year in a British feature film Turn, the modern take on Dickens’ classic Oliver Twist, also starring Michael Caine and Lena Headey.
Law is replaced by Conway Van Gelder Grant in the United Kingdom.