CANNES, France–Montreal-based Muse Entertainment confirmed Wednesday at MIPCOM that Jackie, their sequel to the controversial 2011 miniseries The Kennedys, is a firm go. The four-hour drama will again star Katie Holmes as the glamorous former First Lady. Tut bad guy Alexander Siddig will get padded up to play her filthy rich second hubby, Aristotle Onassis.
The story will stretch 30 years, from the death of Bobby Kennedy in 1969 to the death of Jackie’s son, John, in 1999. Some key roles, such as Senator Ted Kennedy, are still being cast. Shooting is scheduled to commence next May in either Montreal or Toronto. Jackie will air on Starz in the U.S., with a Canadian broadcaster to be named later.