History preps deep bench of documentaries for 2017 | Programming | News | Rapid TV News
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The History channel has given the go ahead to more than 100 hours of original, premium documentary limited series and specials to premiere in 2017.

America Journey of the Brave“Whether it’s a story from our distant past or a contemporary event that will shape our collective future, History’s robust new slate of documentary events will take viewers straight to the heart of epic events that shaped where we are and what we are today,” said Jana Bennett, president and GM of History. “The network’s increased focus on documentary programming, collaborating with some of the best storytellers in the genre, along with our commitment to sustainable, premium non-fiction and scripted series, will continue to drive the ongoing success of the History brand.”

Some of the initial documentary projects green lit include: America’s War on Drugs, an eight-hour mini-series will explore the strange revelations of the profit machine of the drug business, and the impact of the longest ‘war’ in our nation’s history on our lives; America: Journey of the Brave, documenting how between 1820, when proper record keeping began, and 2014, over 80 million people migrated to the US; The Cars that Made America will tell the epic stories of the iconic names behind the iconic cars that shaped the country; Superheroes Decoded mixes clips from present-day blockbuster films with vintage comic book artwork and historical archival to tell the surprising story of the modern era through the lens of our fictional heroes; How the 90s Changed the World documents the fall of the Berlin Wall and the attack on the Twin Towers; The Age of Terror explores the legacy of 9/11; and Frontiersmen follows the stories of iconic pioneers such as Daniel Boone, Lewis & Clark, Tecumseh, Davy Crocket and Andrew Jackson as they set forth across untamed land.