After the success of the Emmy-winning 2011 miniseries The Kennedys, plans are in the works to create a sequel. Like the original, this new miniseries would consist of eight episodes, based on the book After Camelot. The story would begin after the 1968 assassination of Bobby Kennedy and follow the family’s travails during the 1970s, ’80s and beyond.
The first miniseries was initially slated to air on the History Channel in the U.S., but pressure from the Kennedy family reportedly led to History to drop it (here in Canada, it aired on History Television, now simply called History). Instead, The Kennedys was picked up by little-known cable channel ReelzChannel as its first foray into original programming, where the miniseries proved to be a ratings hit that would go on to win four Emmys.
The original miniseries was co-produced by Canada’s Muse Entertainment, which will also be involved in the sequel. No word yet on casting or a potential air date.