Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone is creating and executive producing a 10-part documentary series for Showtime.
The premium cable giant announced on Tuesday (Aug. 18) that “Oliver Stone’s Secret History of America” will premiere in 2010.
Narrated by Stone and featuring a group of historians and archivists, “Secret History” will look at the events that shaped America’s history, while concentrating on the under-reported aspects of those vents.
“We are very happy that Oliver Stone has chosen Showtime as the home for his provocative series about key unknown moments of American history,” states Showtime Entertainment President Robert Greenblatt. “Not only has his name become synonymous with visionary filmmaker, but Oliver is also a fascinating storyteller always striving to shed new light on the human experience. His continuing curiosity about real events of the 20th Century has now led him to a documentary series unlike any other, which is why it’s perfect for our premium audience.”
The series will air in one-hour installments and topics will include President Truman’s decision to utilize the atomic bomb and the development of the national security complex.
Stone has been working on “Secret History” for two years and says, in Showtime’s press release, “Through this epic 10-hour series, which I feel is the deepest contribution I could ever make in film to my children and the next generation, I can only hope a change in our thinking will result.”
The “Born on the Fourth of July” and “JFK” director’s most recent films have included “W.” and “World Trade Center.”