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'The Kennedys' mini-series to get sequel?

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Greg Kinnear as John F. Kennedy
Controversial TV mini-series The Kennedys may get a sequel series.

A follow-up to the 2011 drama is currently being developed by ReelzChannel and Canadian producer Muse Entertainment, Deadline reports.

The sequel would be based on J Randy Taraborrelli's book After Camelot, which picks up after the 1968 assassination of Robert Kennedy.

The original Kennedys - which starred Greg Kinnear as John F Kennedy and Katie Holmes as his wife Jackie - was produced but later dropped by the History Channel in early 2011.

ReelzChannel eventually picked up the transmission rights, with exec producer Joel Surnow later claiming that his support for the Republican party may have been one of the reasons why History declined to screen the mini-series.

"This is a story about why a miniseries was cancelled because of the political bent of one person in particular," said Surnow in March last year. "It was about discrimination and censorship."

Surnow is not expected to be involved with any potential adaptation of After Camelot.

The Kennedys - which won four Emmy awards - aired on History and later BBC Two in the UK.

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