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History Channel Sets Premiere for George Washington Miniseries – Watch the First Trailer (Video)

TCA 2020: Jeff Daniels narrates the six-part series, which will feature dramatic re-tellings along with interviews

Last Updated: January 18, 2020 @ 9:28 AM

History Channel announced Saturday that its six-part miniseries on George Washington will debut on President’s Day weekend.

It will air over three nights beginning Sunday, Feb. 16, and continuing on Feb. 17 and 18. The miniseries is narrated by Jeff Daniels and is executive produced by author Doris Kearns Goodwin. Watch the video above.

“Washington” will feature a mix of dramatic retellings, with Nicholas Rowe playing Washington, as well as interviews with former President Bill Clinton, Colin Powell and historians Joseph J. Ellis, Annette Gordon-Reed, Jon Meacham, Alan Taylor and others.

“Our audience thrives on gaining knowledge about legendary leaders who have made an impact to the fabric of our society and History continues to invest in premium content to tell these gripping stories,” Eli Lehrer, executive vice president and general manager, History, said. “Across three nights, ‘Washington’ will offer viewers a three-dimensional look at the revolutionary leader as he evolves from soldier to commander to victor and America’s first President.”

The miniseries will examine Washington’s transformation from a young man seeking to rise as a military officer, into a determined revolutionary who led a rag-tag army against the British Empire. Ultimately, Washington would become the reluctant leader of a fledgling new nation and lay the foundation for its eventual emergence as the world’s greatest superpower.

“As a presidential historian, it’s been my privilege to ‘live with’ some of our nation’s best leaders as I have sought to make them human and accessible, so that we could truly see ourselves in their places and learn from the trajectory of their leadership. Imagine how excited I was for the opportunity to go back to the beginning to George Washington, the man who created the template for presidential excellence through his courage, ability to grow, to learn from mistakes and surround himself with strong leaders. I hope that viewers will be as captivated by his life and story as I have been,” Goodwin said.