HISTORY, Hulu Japan to Air Hiroshima and Nagasaki Co-Pro


The two-hour doc Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 75 Years Later is set to premiere  on Hulu Japan and HISTORY in the U.S. on August 2, with HISTORY Japan airing the film August 30.

Directed by award-winning documentarian James Erskine, the film will air in the U.S. as Hiroshima: 75 Years Later. It marks the 75th anniversary of the first detonation of a nuclear weapon in wartime, using never-before-seen archival footage, long-suppressed color film from the immediate aftermath of the bomb and audio testimony from victims.

“A+E Networks International and HISTORY are pleased to partner with Hulu Japan on this historic, poignant documentary, 75 years after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki,” said Steve MacDonald, president of global content sales and international at A+E Networks. “The feature documentary was produced under the auspices of an immensely creative team, resulting in a globally relevant film we hope will serve as an important reminder, while informing a whole new generation.”

Kazufumi Nagasawa, managing director and chief content officer at Hulu Japan, added, “A+E Networks and HISTORY’s established pedigree as engaging storytellers together with A+E’s firm footing in the global distribution marketplace make them essential partners in bringing Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 75 Years Later to a worldwide audience, which is a sincere hope for all of us Japanese.”

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 75 Years Later is produced for HISTORY by October Films and co-produced by A+E Networks International, HISTORY U.S. and Hulu Japan. A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights.