Jeremy Renner to narrate History’s “The World Wars”

The Hurt Locker actor (pictured) will narrate the U.S. cable net's event series The World Wars, which recounts World Wars One and Two from the perspective of the era's leading figures.
April 16, 2014

The Hurt Locker actor Jeremy Renner (pictured) is to narrate U.S. cable network History’s upcoming event series The World Wars.

Due to premiere on May 26, the three-part program recounts World Wars One and Two “as one contiguous timeline” from the perspectives of the era’s leading figures, including Roosevelt, Hitler, Patton, Mussolini and Churchill.

Producers at Stephen David Entertainment use a mix of dramatic scenes, CGI and interviews with contemporary figures such as U.S. senator John McCain, retired U.S. general Colin Powell, former CIA director and secretary of defense Leon Panetta, former Italian prime minister Mario Monti and former British prime pinister John Major.

“The stories that came out of the World Wars are heroic, horrific and everything in-between,” said Renner in a statement.  “I’m happy to lend my voice to History and help tell these stories in a very different way.”

The World Wars was commissioned to mark the 100th anniversary of World War One. It will air on History and H2 in the U.S. and internationally, and will also premiere on France Télévisions and Germany’s N24.

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