You Won’t See Katie Holmes Portray Jackie Kennedy on TV!
The History Channel has cancelled the series.
Fans across the world have been salivating over the thought of watching Katie Holmes, Greg Kinnear and Barry Pepper act out the lives of the Kennedys in the History Channel’s eight hour mini-series, The Kennedys. It ain’t happening, at least in the U.S.
According to CNN, the A&E Network decided not to air it because it was historically inaccurate.
“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,” an AETN rep said in a statement. “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.”
According to the Washington Post, former Kennedy aide Theodore Sorensen also harshly condemned the film, saying scenes in the script where he was depicted didn’t actually occur. He said the script was, “malicious” and “vindictive” after he read it.
The series will be broadcast in Canada in March. The producers are also attempting to sell the mini-series to other cable networks and to European cable networks.
PJ Gach is the Senior Editor: Style + Beauty at BettyConfidential.