Series finale, sequel to The Kennedys, continuing the lives of the Kennedy clan on April 9th, 2017, at 6pm PT, 9pm ET on DirecTV
By Gabrielle Pantera
HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Daily Star) 2017/4/9 – “I’ve done a lot of research” says The Kennedys After Camelot star Katie Holmes. “This time around, the Kennedy tapes are out there. So, I got to hear her voice and feel her essence. She was so charming, but not a fool and knew exactly what was going and could read people very well. I guess her strength is something that I’m continuously amazed by. This woman went through so much in the public eye and did it with such a grace”
“The reason why I was drawn to After Camelot is because while this family is so famous and glamorous what they go thorough is very relateable,” says Holmes. “In the series you see two women that have a shared experience of something tragic having happened to their husbands and there’s value in that as human being and there’s a healing that you can have as an audience member.”
“I feel like it was a role that I could step into because is very human,” says Holmes. “You take away the first lady aspect and the fame aspect and is just a family that has gone through a lot but they always stick together and get through it together”
“The extraordinary response and recognition we received when we aired the controversial miniseries The Kennedys is what really put REELZ on the map,” says REELZ CEO Stan E. Hubbard. “The Kennedys After Camelot has been years in the making, is based on Randy Taraborelli’s incredibly well researched best-selling book and will continue the story that earned record ratings and ten Emmy Award nominations. As a network known for great story telling, we have strong additions to our original programming lineup that are driven by powerful, provocative, in-depth and well known storytellers and TV personalities.”
In The Kennedys After Camelot, Katie Holmes is Jackie Kennedy Onassis, the former First Lady of the United States. The series shows her life after the assassination of her husband, President John F. Kennedy. She is grieving doubly with Bobby’s assassination. She questions her tenuous position within the Kennedy family.
Matthew Perry is Ted Kennedy, Jackie’s brother in law. He struggles with the pressure to live up to his brothers’ legacies and with his own personal inadequacies.
Alexander Siddig is Aristotle Onassis, the greek magnate whom Jackie opens herself up to love.
The Kennedys-After Camelot is based on the New York Times best seller, After Camelot: Personal History of the Kennedy Family 1968 to the Present by bestselling author and biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli.
The Kennedys-After Camelot cast:
- Katie Holmes as Jackie Kennedy Onassis
- Matthew Perry as Ted Kennedy
- Diana Hardcastle as Rose Kennedy
- Kristin Booth as Ethel Kennedy
- Kristen Hager as Joan Kennedy
- Alexander Siddig as Aristotle Onassis
- Brett Donahue as John F. Kennedy, Jr.
A Muse Entertainment, Asylum Entertainment and REELZ Production. Directed by Jon Cassar and Katie Holmes. Scripts by Stephen Kronish and Sandra Chwialkowska.
REELZ is an independent entertainment network distributed to 70 million U.S. homes.