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Katie Holmes Returning to TV as Jackie Kennedy in ‘The Kennedys’ Sequel

Katie Holmes Returning to TV as Jackie Kennedy in ‘The Kennedys’ Sequel


Katie Holmes has signed up to direct and star in the sequel to The Kennedys miniseries.

The actress played First Lady Jackie Kennedy in the drama, which aired in 2011, opposite Greg Kinnear as her onscreen husband, assassinated President John F. Kennedy.

The new four-part series will be titled The Kennedys: After Camelot, and is based on the book of the same name by J. Randy Taraborrelli.

Holmes has signed up to reprise her role, while she will also be executive producing the project and directing one episode. Filming is due to start next year ahead of a 2016 premiere.

Stan E. Hubbard, Chief Executive Officer of Reelz network, says, “Katie elegantly portrayed Jackie Kennedy in the first miniseries and now will continue the role as Jackie grows into the Jackie O that the world knows best… Katie is brave, committed and perfect for this role. She is a strong, talented woman who understands how special and respected Jackie Kennedy, and then Jackie Onassis was, as an international icon.”

The show caused controversy over its alleged historical inaccuracies, but won a number of Emmy Awards including an acting prize for Barry Pepper for his portrayal of Robert F. Kennedy.

Photo Credit: Reelz

Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.


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