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Whether you love or hate Bill O’Reilly, it seems difficult to not be intrigued by National Geographic’s upcoming drama, Killing Lincoln, which is based on O’Reilly and his writing partner Martin Dugard’s book of the same name. The drama may be one of Nat Geo’s first attempts at original drama, but the network has convinced Tom Hanks to narrate, with Ridley and Tony Scott’s production company signed on to executive produce. Now, the series has finally gotten a premiere date and will air in The States on February 17.

February 17 falls on a Sunday and is actually the weekend of President’s day, which is a genius time to air the brand new release in the United States. National Geographic will premiere Killing Lincoln elsewhere sometime in March, and since it will air in 138 different countries, even if you live outside the U.S. or Canada, there’s a good chance you will get the opportunity to catch the drama.

Killing Lincoln will take a look into the final days of President Lincoln’s life, as well as the plot to assassinate the 16th President of the United States. While National Geographic hasn't had a lot of experience with original content on television, the network seems to have extreme confidence in the endeavor and has already signed on to do a similar project called Killing Kennedy. As the title notes, that one will also follow a famous presidential assassination. The network has been working to produce more original content since Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden pulled in good numbers for National Geographic. We'll have to wait and see if Killing Lincoln finds the same success.
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