If you’re a fan of The Crown, the acclaimed Netflix drama about the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II, you might be interested in the streaming giant’s latest project. According to sources, Netflix is developing a limited television series about John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, assassinated in 1963.
Sources told Variety October 13. According to insiders.
Oscar winner Eric Roth-who wrote Dune And Forrest Gump– will write the script and produce the next Kennedy show, as well as Hidden characters producers Pierre Tchernine And Jenno garnishby Variety.
It’s apparently based on the book JFK: Maturity in the American century, 1917-1956 by Fredrik Logevallwhich is the first in a two-volume series.
The series is expected to be similar to The Crown in scope, style and quality. It will cover Kennedy’s rise to power, his presidency, his personal and political challenges, and his tragic death. The series will also explore the impact of his legacy on American history and culture.
Netflix has yet to officially announce the project, but it is reportedly in the early stages of production. The cast, crew, and release date are still unknown, but some believe the series could premiere in 2024who will mark the 60th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination.
The series will likely be the subject of controversy and criticism, as Kennedy’s life and death have been the subject of numerous conspiracy theories, controversies and debates. However, Netflix has proven its ability to handle sensitive and complex historical topics with respect and accuracy, as seen in The Crown and other shows like The Queen’s Gambit and The Last Czars.
Netflix isn’t the only one interested in Kennedy’s story. In 2011Reelz aired a miniseries called The Kennedys, starring Greg Kinnear as JFK and Katie Holmes as Jackie Kennedy. The series was originally produced by the History Channel, but was dropped due to its controversial portrayal of the Kennedy family. In 2017Hulu released a miniseries called 22.11.63based on that of Stephen King novel of the same name, which follows a time traveler who tries to prevent The Kennedy assassination.
The Netflix series will likely offer a new and fresh perspective on Kennedy’s life and legacy, as well as a high-quality production that will appeal to both history buffs and theater fans. We will keep you informed of any news or developments regarding this exciting project.