Sky Atlantic has closed a deal with FreemantleMedia Enterprises to acquire the exclusive first run free and basic UK TV rights to Oliver Stone’s ten-hour documentary series The Untold History of The United States. The series, which has taken the better part of four years to complete, will air on Showtime in the US on Monday November 12th at 8/7c and on Sky Atlantic in 2013.
Narrated by Oliver Stone, The Untold History of The United States explores key moments in US history, from the reasons behind the Cold War, U.S. President Harry Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan, and changes in America’s global role since the fall of Communism. The series will look beyond the headline events to the deeper causes and implications; exploring how events from the past still have resonant themes for the present day. The ten hour series is produced by Ipse Dixit and New Element for Showtime, and is distributed globally by FreematleMedia Enterprises.