No Kennedy Miniseries? Say What?
What in the world could be amiss with the eight-part miniseries “The Kennedys” to cause the History Channel to say:
“While the film is produced and acted with the highest quality, after viewing the final product in its totality, we have concluded this dramatic interpretation is not a fit for the History brand. We recognize historical fiction is an important medium for storytelling and commend all the hard work and passion that has gone into the making of the series, but ultimately deem this as the right programming decision for our network.”
It looks pretty promising to us:
And look at Greg Kinnear as JFK – looking good, Greg!! Ditto Katie Holmes as Jackie. Barry Pepper plays Bobby Kennedy and Tom Wilkinson plays the clan’s patriarch, Joe Kennedy. Hot damn, but did they do a good job with casting and making them look like the real people or what?
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the production will still air in Canada in March and the producers are trying to get a pay cable network to pick it up.
We, of course, wish them the best of luck. We L-O-V-E miniseries!