New scripted drama Killing Lincoln premieres Feb 17

KillingLincolnNational Geographic’s first-ever original scripted drama Killing Lincoln gets going on Sunday, February 17 at 10pm.

Tom Hanks appeared on-screen to narrate the Ridley and Tony Scott-produced series that looks into one of the most significant events in American history.

The film stars Billy Campbell (The Killing, Once and Again) as Lincoln and introduces Jesse Johnson in a breakthrough performance as John Wilkes Booth. Produced by Ridley and Tony Scott’s Scott Free Productions, the film adapts Bill O’Reilly’s best-selling book into a two-hour international television event.

Additional cast includes Geraldine Hughes as Mary Todd Lincoln, Graham Beckel as Edwin Stanton, who served as secretary of war under theLincoln administration, and Shawn Pyfrom as Private John W. Nichols.

Killing Lincoln is directed by director Adrian Moat (Gettysburg), written by Emmy Award-winning writer/executive producer Erik Jendresen (Band of Brothers) and produced by Mark Herzog’s Herzog & Co. (Gettysburg).

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