All posts tagged 'History'

Julian Ovenden, Bobby Schofield, Sabrina Batlett & More Join History’s Knights Templar Drama ‘Knightfall’

Julian OvendenHistory has locked down the core cast for Knightfall. Bobby Schofield (Black Sea), Sabrina Bartlett (DaVinci’s Demons), Julian Ovenden (The Assets), Sarah-Sofie Boussnina (The Bridge) Padraic Delaney (The Tudors), Simon Merrells (Dominion) and Olivia Ross (War & Peace) have signed on for starring roles in the ten episode drama series about the Knights Templar, TVWise has learned.

History Boss Dirk Hoogstra Exits, Jana Bennett Named President & General Manager

Jana BennettAnother executive shake-up is underway at A+E Networks. Dirk Hoogstra, who has been serving as the General Manager of History and H2 since 2013, is exiting his post effective immediately and will be replaced by current FYI and LMN President Jana Bennett, who has been named President and General Manager of History.

History Orders Talk Show Hosted By Craig Ferguson

Craig FergusonCraig Ferguson is returning to television. History has given the green-light to Join Or Die With Craig Ferguson, a new talk show format fronted by former host of The Late Late Show, TVWise has learned. The network has ordered sixteen episodes for the show's freshman run, which is set to premiere in 2016.

Laurence Fishburne To Star In A+E Networks’ ‘Roots’ Reboot

Laurence Fishburne - HannibalSeveral weeks after announcing plans to reboot iconic miniseries Roots, A+E Networks has found the first actor for the new take on the property, which will air simultaneous on A&E, History and Lifetime in 2016. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Hannibal star Laurence Fishburne has boarded the event series as a regular and will play Alex Haley, the author of the novel that the 1970s miniseries and this new reboot is based on.

A&E, History & Lifetime Take U.S. Rights To BBC One’s ‘War & Peace’

A&E, History and Lifetime have taken the U.S. broadcast rights to BBC One's upcoming adaptation of the Tolstoy classic War & Peace - starring, amongst others, Jim Broadbent, Gillian Anderson and Rebecca Front - after reaching a deal with the series' North American distributor The Weinstein Company.

‘Roots’ Remake Gets Greenlight At A&E, History & Lifetime

RootsA&E, History and Lifetime have given the green-light to a remake of the iconic 1970s miniseries Roots, which has original star LeVar Burton on-board as a co-executive producer. The mini will be simulcast across all three networks in 2016.

History Developing Vietnam War Drama ‘The Boys Of ’67’

History - LogoHistory is adding another drama series to their development slate. The A+E Networks owned and operated cabler has put into development The Boys Of '67, an hour-long drama series set during the height of the Vietnam War.

History’s ‘Vikings’ Renewed For Fourth Season

History has renewed their breakout original drama series Vikings for a ten episode fourth season. Production on the new season is set to commence later this year in Ireland for a 2016 premiere.