Biography Franchise Resurrected


NEW YORK: A+E Networks is bringing back the Biography series after five years as a reimagined global franchise.

The series will focus on meaningful events or personalities and their impact on popular culture. it will begin to roll out on A&E, HISTORY and Lifetime in the U.S. and internationally across all platforms starting this spring. and the Biography social platforms will relaunch with a new look and feel, and fresh, relevant content to reflect the brand’s up-close-and-personal approach and promise: “the untold, told.”

Initial linear projects under the Biography brand include “The Notorious Life of Biggie Smalls” for A&E Network, “The End of America: Putin’s Master Plan” (working title) for HISTORY, “Who Killed Tupac?” for A&E Network, “Gotti & Son” (working title) for A&E, “Elizabeth Smart: Autobiography” (working title) for A&E, “Mike Tyson: Autobiography” (working title) for A&E and “David Koresh And The Siege Of Waco” (working title) for A&E.

“Groundbreaking nonfiction programming has always been a cornerstone of A+E Networks, dating back to the earliest days of the multiple Emmy Award-winning series Biography,” said Rob Sharenow, the executive VP and general manager of A&E and Lifetime. “A+E’s new incarnation of the gold standard in the industry will focus on the most meaningful moments in our culture from some of the most accomplished nonfiction storytellers of our time.”