HISTORY Greenlights 100+ Hours of Doc Projects


NEW YORK: HISTORY has given the go-ahead to more than 100 hours of original, premium documentary limited series and specials that are slated for broadcast this year, including the four-parter America’s War on Drugs.

America’s War on Drugs explores the impact of the drug business on the history of the U.S. and its citizens. The eight-hour miniseries is produced by Talos Films. Also greenlit is America: Journey of the Brave, a 2×2-hour Nutopia production detailing the circumstances that led many to migrate to the U.S.

Other upcoming projects include The Cars That Made America (w.t.), a 3×2-hour project from Magilla Entertainment focused on the names behind the country’s most iconic cars; Superheroes Decoded (w.t.), a 2×2-hour Warrior Poets production about some of the most popular superheroes in American mythology; How the 90s Changed the World (w.t.), a 2×2-hour project from RadicalMedia that explores the events that shaped the decade; and Age of Terror (w.t.), a 2×2-hour Pulse Films production about the U.S. war on terrorism. There is also the previously announced four-parter Frontiersman, produced by Appian Way Productions and Stephen David Entertainment.

A+E Networks is handling the global distribution rights for all of these titles.

“Whether it’s a story from our distant past or a contemporary event that will shape our collective future, HISTORY’s robust new slate of documentary events will take viewers straight to the heart of epic events that shaped where we are and what we are today,” said Jana Bennett, the president and general manager of HISTORY. “The network’s increased focus on documentary programming, collaborating with some of the best storytellers in the genre, along with our commitment to sustainable, premium nonfiction and scripted series, will continue to drive the ongoing success of the HISTORY brand.”