The Kennedys To Air In The UK

US drama The Kennedys based – unsurprisingly – on the famous American family, will air in the UK on the History channel from Thursday April 7, say Sky.

Starring Greg Kinnear as John F. Kennedy, Katie Holmes as Jackie, Barry Pepper as Robert and Tom Wilkinson as Joseph Kennedy Senior, the series follows the rise of JFK to his assassination in Dealey Plaza.

Primarily written by Steve Kronish, who previously worked on 24, the series will consist of 4 2-hour films covering the political crises and personal affairs of the family, featuring the Bay of Pigs invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis alongside fraternal rivalries and mob links.

Tom Davidson, managing director of AETN UK said, “Securing the UK premiere of The Kennedys is a major coup for the History channel. Bringing to the life the story of America’s most iconic family, the drama is a bold and epic account of the Kennedy dynasty and we are delighted that viewers in the UK will get to see it on History first.â€?