Roman Empire: Reign of Blood
Roman Empire: Reign of Blood is the story of one the greatest and most powerful civilizations in human history as it begins to unravel and descend into an era of chaos from which it will never recover. This stylish mix of documentary and historical epic chronicles the reign of Commodus, the emperor whose rule marked the beginning of Rome's fall.
The Making of the Mob: Chicago is an eight-episode docu-drama chronicling the rise and fall of iconic gangster Al Capone, as well as the story of his successors, collectively known as “The Chicago Outfit.” Spanning the better part of a century, the series begins with Capone’s early days in New York and continues through his move to Chicago - to work with his childhood mentor in the underworld. When Prohibition hits, battles break out as the city’s gangs rush to set up bootlegging operations and Capone decides to go up against his rivals. As he consolidates power, he achieves legendary status for his ruthless tactics and over-the-top lifestyle that attracts the wrath of President Herbert Hoover.
The American West
Spanning the years 1865 to 1890, The American West, will show how -- in the aftermath of the Civil War -- the United States transforms into the “land of opportunity.” Viewers will be transported into the violent world of cowboys, Indians, outlaws and law men. The 8-episode limited event series chronicles the personal, little-known stories of Western legends such as Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Wyatt Earp, Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull. The series features exclusive interviews with notable names from classic Western films, including Robert Redford, James Caan, Burt Reynolds, Tom Selleck, Kiefer Sutherland, Mark Harmon, Ed Harris and more.
The Making of the Mob: New York
The Making of The Mob: New York follows the rise of Charles “Lucky” Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel and other notorious gangsters from their beginnings as a neighborhood gang of teenagers to murderous entrepreneurs and bootleggers who turned the Mafia into an American institution. The is narrated by none other than Emmy® Award-winning actor Ray Liotta, and executive produced by Emmy® Award-winning Stephen David Entertainment, the creative mind behind other captivating docu-series like The World Wars and The Men Who Built America.
Utilizing an immersive blend of dramatic scenes, archival footage and groundbreaking visual effects, The Making of The Mob: New York is AMC’s first ever docu-drama featuring exclusive interviews with notable figures in mob history, such as former NYC Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, Meyer Lansky II, Chazz Palminteri, Drea de Matteo, Joe Mantegna, Frankie Valli, Mob attorney and former Las Vegas mayor Oscar Goodman, noted author and historian David Pietrusza and many others.
American Genius is the story of the unseen forces behind the greatest races for innovation, the moments when the brightest minds were given the rare opportunity to change the world. Be it a problem, opportunity, or call to arms: when key events in our history launched a wave of innovation, genius prevailed in a neck-and-neck competition for technological superiority.
Sons of Liberty
Three-night scripted mini-series
"Calling themselves the Sons of Liberty, they light the spark that ignited a revolution. Though their names have become American legend, this group of young rebels didn’t start off as noble patriots in powdered wigs. They were a new American generation of young men from varied backgrounds, struggling to find purpose in their lives. They were looking for equality, but they found something greater: Independence."
It all started with a gunshot in 1914, the assassination of an archduke in Austria-Hungary… and it didn’t end until a nuclear explosion in 1945. For 31 years, the world was at war – and no one was spared from the carnage. This is the story of one generation, who came of age during the First World War, and would lead their nations in the Second. These are the men who would go on to shape the modern world – names like Patton, Churchill, Hitler Mussolini, MacArthur, Stalin , Roosevelt – but first, they’d have to survive… The World Wars.
Gold Fever follows the Boston Company, a real-life group of 40 men who, like tens of thousands of others, made the grueling journey out west with dreams of striking it rich. Viewers will get a first-hand look through historians, experts, visual effects and dramatic scenes about how the men of the Boston Company pursued their opportunity for a new life while trying to survive from January 1848 to October 1850. After traveling to California, the men soon discovered the Gold Rush wasn’t exactly what they expected...
The Men Who Built America is an event series that shines a spotlight on the influential builders, dreamers and believers whose feats transformed the United States, a nation decaying from the inside after the Civil War, into the greatest economic and technological superpower the world had ever seen. The Men Who Built America is the story of a nation at the crossroads and of the people who catapulted it to prosperity.
When it comes to murder, no detective starts their search at the beginning of the crime. Rather, a murder investigation always begins with the body, after the deed is done. It is up the police to piece together the story, moving backwards in time until they arrive at the root of the crime. In ID's new series, REDRUM, viewers follow the backwards tale of murder from false motives and mistaken witnesses to conversations taken completely out of context, until the truth finally comes out at the very end.
Secret Access: The Vatican is a two-hour event special with unprecedented access to this famous city-state. For the first time on American television, we uncover the surprising connections between the United States and the Vatican, from America in its infancy to the Cold War and beyond. This is also the first time that American audiences get an intimate and revealing look on how Pope Benedict XVI lives, works and functions in his papal role. With specially granted permission, History viewers experience a world rarely seen as we reveal Secret Access: The Vatican.
and more projects premiering in 2017...
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