The History Channel is on a roll, and they have announced another new miniseries! They will explore America's beginning in a series called Jamestown, which will explore the new colony.
The series will be developed by Hell on Wheels executive producer John Shiban. It is inspired by Benjamin Woolley's book Savage Kingdom: The True Story of Jamestown, 1607, and the Settlement of America. The story will explore "the true story of the beginnings of America and follow the dreamers and schemers who settled in the new colony of Jamestown. It evokes a stirring epic time in American history, with all its greed, gore and glory."
The History Channel has been bringing us great miniseries, and as a fan of American history, this is a show that will definitely appeal to me. I'm excited to see how it turns out! Here's a description of the book:
Four centuries ago, and thirteen years before the Mayflower, a group of men—led by a one-armed ex-pirate, an epileptic aristocrat, a reprobate cleric, and a government spy—arrived in Virginia aboard a fleet of three ships and set about trying to create a settlement on a tiny island in the James River. Despite their shortcomings, and against the odds, they built Jamestown, a ramshackle outpost that laid the foundations of the British Empire and the United States of America.
Drawing on new discoveries, neglected sources, and manuscript collections scattered across the world, Savage Kingdom challenges the textbook image of Jamestown—revealing instead a reckless, daring enterprise led by outcasts of the Old World who found themselves interlopers in a new one.
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