Although Katie Holmes has been hard at work shooting the anticipated miniseries the Kennedys, the History Channel has decided to pull the plug on the 8-part production, according to new reports.
“While the film is produced and acted with the highest quality, after viewing the final product in its totality, we have concluded this dramatic interpretation is not a fit for the History brand,” the network explained in an official statement via E! Online.
The History Channel claims that they value the hard work that has already gone into portraying the political family on television, but believes that the depiction is not a good match for the network.
“We recognize historical fiction is an important medium for storytelling and commend all the hard work and passion that has gone into the making of the series,” the network added, “but ultimately deem this as the right programming decision for our network.”
Just because one network closes their doors doesn’t mean another channel won’t open theirs right up.
“Although we regret this does not fit into the History Channel’s plans, we are confident that television viewers in the United States will join viewers from around the world in having an opportunity to watch this series in the near future,” Muse Entertainment and Asylum Entertainment explained that they may shop the miniseries around.
The Kennedys also stars Greg Kinnear b John F. Kennedy, while Katie Holmes took on the character of Jackie Kennedy.