Articles about History
Stars Aidan Gillen, Laura Mennell and Michael Malarkey introduce Project Blue Book, a History period drama set in the 1950s that explores the US Air Force’s top-secret investigations into UFOs.
With UFO sightings and ‘fake news’ dominating the US news agenda once more, History’s latest scripted commission Project Blue Book couldn’t be better timed, according to writers David O’Leary and Sean Jablonski.
With 70 episodes now under his belt, series creator and writer Michael Hirst tells DQ how the world of Vikings continues to grow each season.
Walton Goggins and Barry Sloane tell DQ how History’s military drama Six portrays modern warfare as the members of Navy SEAL Team Six balance their home lives with engaging in combat missions around the world.
Director Lesli Linka Glatter is behind the first two episodes of History’s Navy SEALs drama Six, which launches next month. She tells DQ more about the series, produced and distributed by A+E Studios, and how she pieced together one of her favourite scenes.
Writer William Broyles Jr tells DQ how he leaned on his own military experience to deliver Six, History’s forthcoming original drama that centres on a group of elite Navy SEALs.
Despite criticism from rapper Snoop Dogg, A+E’s reboot of Alex Haley’s slavery story Roots has opened strongly in the US. There was also good news this week for fellow A+E show UnREAL, while Versailles debuted in the UK with a solid audience.
The West may be an increasingly secular society, but TV writers continue to be fascinated with the subject of religion. This week we explore the way faith is portrayed in a range of current series.
Telling the story of an African man sold into slavery in the US, miniseries Roots became a cultural sensation upon its release in 1977. Now, History hopes to make a similar impact with a remake of the iconic show. DQ meets the cast and crew.
With a new series of epic drama Vikings on its way, History Channel is betting big on scripted series. Elsewhere, Sky Atlantic signs up Kudos and Rowan Joffe for a new series, while Fox in the US continues to focus on African-American drama storylines.