From a media release:
CANWEST AND AETN ANNOUNCE STAR-STUDDED PRODUCTION, THE KENNEDYS
- Starring Greg Kinnear, Barry Pepper, Katie Holmes and Tom Wilkinson
- Eight-Part Limited Series to Premiere in 2011
History Television joins forces with U.S. AETN channel, Historyâ„¢, to produce the Canadian Specialty channel’s first-ever scripted limited series, The Kennedys. Featuring an outstanding cast, this revealing one-hour, eight-part drama spotlights one of America’s most legendary families as they have never been seen before. The series is set to premiere in 2011.
Heavy on star-power, the ambitious series features OscarÂ®-nominated and EmmyÂ® Award-winning actor Greg Kinnear (As Good As it Gets, Little Miss Sunshine) as President John F. Kennedy, Katie Holmes (Batman Begins, The Ice Storm) as First Lady, EmmyÂ® Award-winning actor Tom Wilkinson (In The Bedroom, John Adams) as Ambassador Joe Kennedy Sr. and Barry Pepper (Saving Private Ryan, Enemy of the State) will star as Attorney General, Robert Kennedy.
Produced by Muse Entertainment for AETN and History Television, The Kennedys come from the EmmyÂ® Award-winning team behind the groundbreaking series 24, creators Stephen Kronish and Joel Surnow. The series will be directed by Jon Cassar (24, Criminal Minds) and produced by Muse Entertainment in association with Asylum Entertainment. Joel Surnow, Jonathan Koch, Steve Michaels, Michael Prupas, Jon Cassar and Jamie Paul Rock serve as the executive producers.
Shooting is set to begin in June in and around the Greater Toronto area and will continue through until September, 2010.