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NGC, Scott Free, O’Reilly reunite for “Killing Kennedy”

National Geographic Channel is planning to follow-up the forthcoming Killing Lincoln with a two-hour factual drama on another U.S. presidential assassination: Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot.
January 3, 2013

National Geographic Channel is planning to follow-up the forthcoming Killing Lincoln with a two-hour factual drama on another U.S. presidential assassination: Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot.

Just as with Killing Lincoln, the special is also based on a Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard non-fiction book, which recounts the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963 and the repercussions on the nation. And as with Lincoln, Scott Free Productions will produce the Kennedy special.

The two-hour film will go into production this spring, with casting to be announced shortly. Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot will combine rare historical insights and archives with dramatic storytelling.

The special will premiere globally on the National Geographic Channel in 171 countries and 38 languages.

“With the tremendous success of SEAL Team Six, our first feature film, and the growing excitement over this February’s premiere of Killing Lincoln, producing Bill O’Reilly’s follow-up was a no-brainer and will be yet another story that will resonate with our audience,” said National Geographic Channel president Howard T. Owens.

“As Scott Free Productions continue to be perfect partners — taking risks and breaking new ground in storytelling — we are claiming a stake in producing factual dramas, delivering entertainment with substance.”

Scott Free Productions’ Ridley Scott added: “Collaborating with National Geographic on Bill O’Reilly’s follow-up was an easy decision. They share the same passion of storytelling, willing to take creative leaps and risks to keep viewers entertained to tell the provocative story of Kennedy’s last days, a pivotal and historic moment.”

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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