History has released the official Grant trailer for their upcoming three-night miniseries event chronicling the life of Ulysses S. Grant and executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio. Premiering on Monday, May 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, you can check out the trailer now below!
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Grant tells the remarkable and quintessentially American story of a humble man who overcomes incredible obstacles, rises to the highest ranks of power, and saves the nation not once, but twice. With a seamless blend of dramatic scenes, expert commentary and beautifully enhanced archival imagery, this series uncovers the true legacy of the unlikely hero who led the nation during its greatest test: The Civil War and Reconstruction – the herculean task to reconcile the North and the South. One of the most courageous and unexpected initiatives of Grant’s presidency was protecting the right to vote for the four million freed slaves in the face of violent and widespread resistance.
Grant features on-camera interviews with top experts in the field including Ron Chernow, retired United States Army General and former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director David Petraeus, acclaimed author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates, professor of English at West Point Elizabeth Samet and CEO of the American Civil War Museum in Richmond, VA Christy Coleman to name a few.
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Grant is written by Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow and produced by RadicalMedia and Lionsgate Television. Appian Way’s Jennifer Davisson and DiCaprio serve as executive producers.