• Netflix is set to create a limited TV series about President John F. Kennedy, similar to “The Crown”.
• The show will be based on the book “JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956” by Fredrik Logevall.
• The script will be written by Oscar winner Eric Roth and will be produced by Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping.
Here is what happened:
Netflix is developing a limited TV series about President John F. Kennedy, similar to their hit show The Crown, which chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II. The upcoming Kennedy show will be based on the book “JFK: Coming Of Age In The American Century, 1917-1956” by Fredrik Logevall. Oscar winner Eric Roth will write the script and executive produce the series, along with producers Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping from Hidden Figures.
The series will explore Kennedy’s early relationships, his experiences during World War II, his political aspirations, and his understanding of international relations. It will also delve into his awareness of the threat posed by Russia and his interactions with world leaders. While the cast has not been announced, previous portrayals of the Kennedy family on screen include Katie Holmes as Jacqueline Kennedy in the miniseries The Kennedys and Martin Sheen as JFK in the miniseries Kennedy.
Netflix has not yet commented on the upcoming series.