Over the weekend, we reported that the History Channel mini-series The Kennedys had been scrapped.
Now, more details have emerged regarding History's decision to pull the plug on the mini-series, and it looks like a big influence was the Kennedy family.
According to a source, members of the Kennedy family have been lobbying A&E Television Networks (AETN) to kill the mini-series since its announcement back in Dec 09.
The source said that Caroline Kennedy was instrumental in getting the project scrapped, as was Kennedy scion Maria Shriver, who was quite vocal to execs with regards to her feelings about the project.
At this point, The Kennedys will still find life in Canada and other foreign countries, and producers Asylum Entertainment and Muse Entertainment are being given permission to shop the miniseries around in the U.S.
At the moment, it looks like Showtime is a top U.S. candidate.
After all this drama, we're def curious to check this series out!
Why do U think the Kennedys are so avidly against this mini-series airing?
Tags: asylum entertainment, canada, maria shriver, mini series, muse entertainmnent, the history channel, the kennedys