HISTORY(R) ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT OF SCRIPTED SERIES
"THE BOYS OF '67"
PRODUCED BY A+E STUDIOS IN ASSOCIATION WITH HEAD FIRST PRODUCTIONS AND MUSE ENTERTAINMENT
New York, New York - March 31, 2015 - HISTORY(R) is in development on THE BOYS OF '67, a scripted series about the First Platoon of Charlie Company, 9th Infantry Division; the only division raised, trained and deployed en masse to service in Vietnam, it was announced today by Dirk Hoogstra, EVP and General Manager, HISTORY & H2. THE BOYS OF '67 will be produced for HISTORY by A+E Studios in association with Head First Productions and Muse Entertainment.
A+E Studios is producing THE BOYS OF '67 in association with executive producer Jim Head (RICOCHET) of Head First Productions and executive producer Michael Prupas (BEING HUMAN) of Muse Entertainment. Award- winning screenwriter Jeb Stuart will pen and executive produce the series based on the book of the same name by noted historian Andrew Wiest. Stuart penned the screenplays for films including DIE HARD, ANOTHER 48 HOURS, THE FUGITIVE and SWITCHBACK. Over the past 25 years his features have grossed more than $2.5 billion. Dirk Hoogstra and Julian P. Hobbs are executives in charge of production for HISTORY.
HISTORY(R), now reaching more than 96 million homes, is the leading destination for award-winning original series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across all platforms. The network's all-original programming slate, including scripted event programming, features a roster of hit series including American Pickers(R), American Restoration(TM), Ax Men(TM), Counting Cars(TM), Pawn Stars(R) and Swamp People(R) as well as HISTORY(R)'s first scripted series Vikings, and epic miniseries and special programming such as The Bible, The Men Who Built America, Houdini, Sons of Liberty and the Emmy(R) Award-winning Hatfields & McCoys, Gettysburg, Vietnam in HD, America The Story of Us(R) and 102 Minutes That Changed America. The HISTORY(R) website is the leading online resource for all things history, and in 2011, the United States Library of Congress selected HISTORY(R)'s Civil War 150 site for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials related to the American Civil War sesquicentennial. www.history.com.
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