The History Channel is set to unveil a momentuous and international docuseries that will mark the 100th anniversary of World War I.
‘World Wars’ is a six-hour documentary miniseries that will chronologically follow the first World War in 1914 through to the end of World War II in 1945. Told from the perspective of the generals, soldiers, and leaders involved, the series will feature interviews with the likes of British Prime Minister John Major, Gen. Colin Powell, Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti, Sen. John McCain, among many others.
Historical figures such as Roosevelt, Hitler, Mussolini, Patton, Churchill, Tojo, DeGaulle, and MacArthur will be especially highlighted.
Stephen David will serve as executive producer for Stephen David Productions, the team that worked on History’s Emmy-winning series ‘The Men Who Built America.’ This docuseries will follow the same format, and has also tapped EPs Russell McCarroll, Paul Cabana and Christian Murphy.
“2014 is the 100 year anniversary of WWI, and for History and H2 this is an incredible honor and privilege to tell one of the greatest stories of all time in a very different way,“ said History and H2 executive Vice President and General Manager Dirk Hoogstra.
Both History and its sibling station H2 will airs the series in the in the United States as well as around the world, with broadcasters in France and Germany airing it on their own networks.
The series will debut later this year.