"Killing Lincoln," the National Geographic Channel drama based on Bill O'Reilly's bestseller, will premiere Feb. 17 at 8 p.m., the network said Thursday.
Perhaps not coincidentally, the debut, falls on Presidents Day weekend.
The film — which, according to the network, "thrillingly chronicles the final days of President Lincoln and the treasonous plot by one the most notorious, yet complex villains of all time" – stars Billy Campbell ("The Killing") as Lincoln and newcomer Jesse Johnson as his assassin, John Wilkes Booth.
Following this U.S. premiere, and its 10 p.m. re-airing, the film will debut globally in 171 countries and 38 languages in March on the National Geographic Channel.
National Geographic is also working on an adaptation of O'Reilly's follow-up book, "Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot," with Scott Free Productions once again producing.