New York–Sorry, Katie, you really did look great in the photos!
With a British royal wedding on our radar, we were anxious to relive a bit of American royalty in The Kennedys, an 8-part miniseries scheduled to air on The History Channel that starred Katie Holmes as Jacqueline Kennedy and Greg Kinnear at President John F. Kennedy himself.
However, the station recently yanked the series, staying it was “not historically accurate” and citing too much “creative license” suitable for the History brand. The series was produced by Joel Surnow (24) a conservative who some Kennedy historians say created an elaborate and slanted smear job.
In a statement, The History Channel said: “We recognize historical fiction is an important medium for storytelling and commend all the hard work and passion that has gone into the making of the series, but ultimately deem this as the right programming decision for our network.”
Holmes was obviously disappointed, and said in an interview with Elle: “I worked as hard as I could, because I loved [Jackie]. On set there was this feeling that we had to create something very special, because these people were very special.”
The actress did seem to capture the essence of Jackie in photos, and we were excited to see the fashion of the era recreated, right down to details like Jackie’s pillbox hat, pearls and ladylike gloves.( Politico posted images from the series featuring Holmes’ Jackie.)
Well, CNN did report that the series will air in Canada in March, as previously scheduled, so hopefully we’ll get our Jackie fix then.