According to EW.COM
The History Channel has announced that the director of such legendary Sci Fi epics as Aliens and Blade Runner, Ridley Scott will be working with them on a new programming event that will mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
This movie will strip away the romanticized veneer of the War and present the engagement as “a visceral and terrifying experience’ using reenacted moments from the war as well as CGI, while also focusing on the stories of the Soldiers that fought in the war.
The History Channel is gearing up for a heavy push with several Civil War themed events such as Pawn Stars, American Pickers, and other specials for these types of shows. They will also be putting on a 2 hour documentary called Grant and Lee, which is a look in to the lives of two very iconic Generals of the war. In addition to all of this, the network will also be launching a 4 year national campaign to educate people on the subject of the War.
“The Civil War is arguably one of the most critical events in our nation’s history,” Nancy Dubuc, president and general manager of the History channel said. “Our four-year commitment highlighting the anniversary, key battles, and people who fought during that conflict underscores our deep devotion to the genre — it is a pledge we are making to our country, to our viewers, and to every school in America.”
“History is the perfect partner for us to tell the epic true story of Gettysburg,” Mr. Scott said in a statement. “We are excited to bring this battle to audiences in a powerful new way.”
Here is a sample of one of the many shows and documentaries that The History channel has done.