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24 Co-Creator Pitching Miniseries About the Kennedys

24 co-creator Joel Surnow has a project about a different government up his sleeve. This weekend, he'll be pitching a 10-hour miniseries about the Kennedy family, with "a major US cable network" already in talks to release it.


Surnow is an avowed conservative, but the producers say the project "is neither a hatchet job nor a valentine." Instead:

The Kennedys are portrayed not as mythic figures but as human beings, capable of both greatness on a grand scale and all-too-human frailty on a private one. It is a window onto the emotional minefield that made the Kennedys what they were.

Surnow says The Kennedys will "unveil secrets" about the former first family, going inside the White House to tell the stories of the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the struggle for civil rights while showing how they fit into the context of personal Kennedy dramas.

The Kennedys have been pretty well-covered in our entertainment culture, but is there room for another Kennedy project from a new perspective? Does this miniseries intrigue you?

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