A miniseries is slated to b shown after The Kennedys. And Katie Holmes is to play the role of Jackie Kennedy in the recurring TV show.
Reelz is planning to bring you the next stage in The Kennedys and it is titled After Camelot. The miniseries will feature Katie Holmes who will play the role of Jackie Kennedy.
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The Kennedys had already been nominated for ten Emmys. And the actor Barry Pepper was one among many who took the awards back home with them. He is the leading man in the show of course.
With an almost two million strong viewership base, the miniseries got a chance to air on Reelz after The History Channel rejected it. And the first announcement came about two years back.
Katie Holmes had already imitated the real life Jackie Kennedy in The Kennedys and she will be repeating the performance in a different form for After Camelot.
She will not only be an executive production expert on set but also act as a director in one of the parts. Jon Cassar will be director of the other three parts though.
“After Camelot” is basically adapted from the book with the same title by J. Randy Taraborrelli. Several famous people from scriptwriters to producers will collaborate on the project.
However, the producer at the inception of the project, Joel Surnow, will not be available. His controversial political viewpoints on the matter had led to The History Channel backing out of the deal.
Joel Surnow previously told THR that "he thought his political views were to blame for History pulling the plug on the controversial miniseries."
As for Katie Holmes, she was the fresh-faced girl who appeared on Dawson’s Creek once upon a time. And her recent return to television is something for which her fans are thankful indeed.
She also had a bit part in ABC’s drama pilot not so long ago. The usual procedure of shooting the miniseries will begin in Canada after winter and be finalized by the middle of next year.
Katie is the most competent personality to portray the intricacies of Jackie Kennedy’s character. Her transformation from Mrs. Kennedy to Jackie Onassis is what needs to be depicted in a realistic manner in After Camelot. And Katie will be in peak form to employ her acting chops for this job when the time comes.
"The Kennedys was a brilliant execution of storytelling based on the lives of one of the world's best known families. We are delighted that we were able to step up and acquire the broadcast rights to that property and we have every confidence that this new miniseries will be as enthusiastically received as the last one," Stan E. Hubbard, CEO of ReelzChannel, said in a statement.
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"Katie elegantly portrayed Jackie Kennedy in the first miniseries and now will continue the role as Jackie grows into the Jackie O that the world knows best. Katie is brave, committed and perfect for this role. She is a strong, talented woman who understands how special and respected Jackie Kennedy, and then Jackie Onassis was, as an international icon."