As its title suggests, the upcoming Nat Geo special "Killing Kennedy" will mark the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination.
The network opted, however, to also celebrate a far happier event in Kennedy's life, announcing Thursday – which would have been the 60th anniversary of his and Jacqueline Bouvier's wedding – that the docudrama's premiere will be Nov. 10. Nat Geo also released the first trailer for the special, which features star Rob Lowe giving his best JFK impersonation.
"Killing Kennedy" follows February's "Killing Lincoln," both based on books by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. Nat Geo has announced it will also be adapting O'Reilly's upcoming "Killing Jesus," which hits bookstores later in September. Like "Killing Lincoln," "Killing Kennedy" will dramatize the events surrounding Kennedy's death and look into the motives of his killer. It also stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Jackie Kennedy, Will Rothhaar as Lee Harvey Oswald and Michelle Trachtenberg as Marina Oswald.
"Killing Lincoln" earned Nat Geo record ratings, so it's not surprising Nat Geo is going with a full court press in the development and promotion of "Killing Kennedy." However, it will be competing against a slew of other Kennedy-themed programming – documentaries, TV specials and feature films – pegged to the 50th anniversary of his death.