Earlier today, National Geographic announced that Killing Kennedy would premiere state-side on November 10th. The UK channel has just confirmed that they will be airing the TV movie on this side of the pond and while no precise premiere date has been given, it will air in November to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the assassination of America’s 35th President.
The spiritual successor to last year’s Killing Lincoln, this drama is based on book by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard and follows both Kennedy and Oswald during the key events leading to that fateful day on November 22nd 1963. Killing Kennedy opens in 1959, at major turning points for both the future president and his assassin. John F. Kennedy is in Washington, D.C., announcing his presidential candidacy, while Lee Harvey Oswald finds himself in the U.S. embassy in Moscow, renouncing his U.S. citizenship. These two events start both men, one a member of one of the United States’ most wealthy and powerful families, the other a disillusioned former Marine and Marxist, on a cataclysmic track that would alter the course of history Throughout we see their highs and lows, culminating in not one but two shocking deaths that stunned the nation. Scott Free Production is producing the drama, which was adapted by Kelly Masterson, and stars Rob Lowe, Ginnifer Goodwin, Will Rothhaar and Michelle Trachtenberg. Nelson McCormick (The West Wing) directed the TV movite, with David Zucker, Mary Lisio, Howard T. Owens, Noel Siegel, Charlie Parsons, Richard E. Wells and Teri Weinberg serving as executive producers.
National Geographic UK’s Trailer For Killing Kennedy Follow Below: