It will finally see the light of day!
Now that ReelzChannel has officially picked up the eight-part miniseries The Kennedys - after the famous family essentially blacklisted it - the network has released their OWN version of the trailer…or pretty much the one we've already seen, but now with their logo and an airdate included in the footage!
Ch-ch-check it out (above)!
Meanwhile, in spite of the controversy, the film's executive producer, Michael Prupas, is adamant that the series in historically accurate, and explains:
"It's the truth. The goal of the script from the very beginning was to tell the family story of the Kennedys. There's much written evidence of what went on in that family. They truly were a great family that has a Shakespearian story arc that resulted in many tragedies and many great successes. It is a positive reflection – but we have shown the flaws. It is blatantly obvious from many public sources that the family had certain flaws and certain problems. We weren't inventing the wheel."
And Reelz's CEO, Stan E. Hubbard, agrees:
"We don’t enjoy controversy or want to pick a fight, but the history is the history. When you watch this, there are incredible successes and unbelievable tragedies. The family stays together and they're loyal to each other and to the country throughout the highest highs and the lowest lows. The cast put their heart and soul into this, and with great care to accuracy of circumstances and visuals. We're so thrilled and proud of being able to step up and help this story be told that they so carefully created."
Well, we suppose only time will tell, but yeah…the trailer doesn't really help their argument!
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