Greg Kinnear: It's 'Unfortunate' Kennedys Miniseries Was Canceled
Greg Kinnear says it's "unfortunate" the Kennedys miniseries was canceled, as The Hollywood Reporter first reported.
"We had an extraordinary, great group behind the show and it was done with great care and sensitivity and The History Channel, for whatever reason, got into the hot box on that," Kinnear told Access Hollywood from the Sundance Film Festival, where he is promoting his film, The Convincer. "We're hoping it finds a home. I'm not sure what its status is right now."
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The eight-part miniseries, starring Kinnear and Katie Holmes and masterminded by conservative 24 co-creator Joel Surnow, was abruptly yanked from The History Channel schedule Jan. 7 before a planned airdate in the spring.
In a statement to THR, a rep for History parent A&E Television Networks said that "after viewing the final product in its totality, we have concluded this dramatic interpretation is not a fit for the History brand."
The director said the Kennedy family objected to the ‘sexual misadventures’ featured in the series.
Starz, DirectTV and FX have also passed.