History sets int’l premieres for “The World Wars”

The A+E network's special event series The World Wars will roll out globally from July to November, alongside premieres on Germany's N24 and France Televisions this summer and fall.
June 10, 2014

History’s special event series The World Wars will roll out globally from July to November, alongside premieres on Germany’s N24 and France Télévisions this summer and fall.

The international copro documents three decades of war through the eyes of those involved, such as Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, and Franklin D. Roosevelt.

The international version of the series will be narrated by English actor Steven Mackintosh.

“Amid an influx of World War programming tied to the 100th anniversary, we feel that the premise and production values of The World Wars will set it apart from the competition,” said Sally Habbershaw, vice president of international programming, production and operations for A+E Networks.

“Our series uniquely positions World War I and World War II as one devastating event, not two, a perspective that has not been taken previously in television,” she added. “We also take a close look at a number of key characters from the conflict, and how their experiences during World War I shaped them into the leaders they became in World War II.”

The World Wars is produced by Stephen David Entertainment, Inc. The series is exec produced by A+E Networks’ Russ McCarroll, Paul Cabana, Brian Meere, Christian Murphy and Sally Habbershaw, while Stephen David serves as executive producer for Stephen David Entertainment.

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