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On the same day that the National Geographic Channel released the first teaser for Killing Lincoln, its Ridley Scott-produced documentary based on Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly’s best-selling book, the network announced plans to adapt his follow-up, Killing Kennedy.
Nat Geo announced plans to work with O’Reilly, Scott and his late brother Tony Scott on Killing Lincoln last year. The documentary will feature re-enactments of historical events, much like the Scott brothers’ Gettysburg documentary for the History Channel.
“This is really the Lincoln story you've never seen before. Booth wanted to make his mark,” Scott said in a statement, reports AceShowBiz. Actor Billy Campbell, who co-stars with Jesse Johnson, called the documentary, “amazingly detailed, accurate, exciting and immensely tragic.”
Killing Kennedy will also be produced by Scott’s Scott Free, notes The Hollywood Reporter.
“The common parallels between Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy are astonishing, with both assassinations profoundly changing the nation during crucial moments in its history,” O’Reilly said in a statement. “It made perfect sense that my follow-up to Lincoln would naturally lead to Kennedy.”
These documentaries follow the success of SEAL Team Six, which drew 2.7 million viewers for the network. The original special was produced by The Weinstein Company and tells the story of the hunt for Osama Bin Laden.
Killing Lincoln airs next month and is narrated by Tom Hanks. You can check out the teaser below: