Nat Geo Reteams With Scott, O'Reilly for 'Killing Kennedy'
Net's second telefilm based on an O'Reilly book; premieres 'Killing Lincoln' next month
By Tim Baysinger -- Broadcasting & Cable, 1/3/2013 1:27:46 PM
Next month, Nat Geo will premiere Killing Lincoln, based on O'Reilly and Dugard's Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever. Scott Free Productions is producing that telefilm as well. Killing Kennedy will recount the events that led up to the assassination of President Kennedy, and how it propelled the nation into the Vietnam War and ignited a cultural shift.
Scott Free Productions is the production vehicle from acclaimed film director Ridley Scott, who has also signed on to direct the pilot for Showtime's Vatican.
"With the tremendous success of SEAL Team Six, our first feature film, and the growing excitement over this February's premiere of Killing Lincoln, producing Bill O'Reilly's follow-up was a no-brainer and will be yet another story that will resonate with our audience," said Howard T. Owens, president, National Geographic Channel. "As Scott Free Productions continue to be perfect partners -- taking risks and breaking new ground in storytelling -- we are claiming a stake in producing factual dramas, delivering entertainment with substance."
The special will premiere globally in 171 countries and 38 languages.
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