After finding success with miniseries like Hatfields & McCoys and Six, History is continuing to expand its scripted lineup as it puts anthology series THE COMMANDERS in development. The project is described as an annual television event ranging from four to ten hours in length.
The anthology will dramatize pivotal moments in U.S. history that defined the legacy of the men who served as Presidents of the United States. The first installments will focus on Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, Theodore Roosevelt, James Madison, and Thomas Jefferson. They have optioned several biographies to guide the project, including The Breach: Inside the Impeachment and Trial of William Jefferson Clinton, Theodore Rex, Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates, and The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan.
A+E Studios is producing.
History is also developing limited series centers on George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Dwight Eisenhower.
Emily J | TV Editor