October 13, 2014 4:07:38 pm
Actress Katie Holmes will reprise her role of Jackie O in ‘The Kennedys-After Camelot’.
It is sequel to 2011 Canadian-American television miniseries ‘The Kennedys’, which chronicled the lives of the Kennedy family, who are prominent in American politics and government, said The Hollywood Reporter.
The miniseries recorded a record 1.9 million total viewers in April 2011 after landing at Reelz when the History Channel scrapped the effort.
The new miniseries is based on J Randy Taraborrelli’s best seller, ‘After Camelot: A Personal History of the Kennedy Family 1968 to the Present’.
Holmes, 35, will also direct one of the four episodes in addition to executive producing. Jon Cassar, who directed all eight episodes of The Kennedys, will helm the other three.
“Katie elegantly portrayed Jackie Kennedy in the first mini series and now will continue the role as Jackie grows into the Jackie O that the world knows best,” Reelz CEO Stan E Hubbard said.
“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,” he added.
Joel Surnow, who produced the original, is apparently not involved. Production on After Camelot is slated to begin in the spring in Canada for a 2016 premiere on Reelz.
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