Two premium documentaries, Secrets in the Sky: The Untold Story of Skunk Works and Game Changers: Inside the Video Game Wars, will air on June 9 and June 16 on the U.S. cable channel History.
As part of its History Films strand, the two-hour documentaries will air at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Directed by Rory Karpf, Secrets in the Sky: The Untold Story of Skunk Works tells the story of the top-secret organization that made the world’s most advanced tech and highly classified aircraft in the 1940s.
Produced by First Row Films, in association with A+E Originals, Secrets in the Sky unveils Skunk Works, the secret program of Lockheed Martin that saw top innovators and designers partaking in the aerospace organization that created the U-2, the SR-71 Blackbird and the first Stealth bomber.
Details of the secret program will be revealed for the first time in its 75-year history, with Skunk Works team leader Kelly Johnson’s personal logbooks and meticulous diaries providing the narration, voiced by actor Dennis Quaid.
Directed by Daniel Junge, Game Changers: Inside the Video Game Wars looks at the hugely successful gaming industry, with players including Atari, Nintendo, Sega and Sony. It will tell the untold story of the innovations, failures, and rivalries over 50 years.
The doc features the sons of the inventor of the first video game console, Ralph Baer; the co-founder of Atari, Nolan Bushnell; and many more experts in the gaming industry.
It’s produced for History by Efran Films and Stone Cottage Media. Shawn Efran, Morgan Hertzan, Jordan J. Mallari and Megan Harding are executive producers. Zachary Behr serves as executive producer for History.
A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for both films.