Award-winning filmmaker Frederic Lumiere is bringing the week-long television event – WWII in HD – to The History Channel. WWII in HD is the first-ever World War II documentary presented in full, immersive HD color, and will feature interviews with war veterans, along with thousands of hours of rare color footage gathered from a two-year global search.
The series tells the story of the war through the eyes of 12 Americans who lived it. It’s narrated by Emmy Award winner Gary Sinise and voiced by Justin Bartha, Rob Corddry, Tim DeKay, Mark Hefti, James Kyson Lee, Ron Livingston, LL Cool J, Rob Lowe, Josh Lucas, Jason Ritter, Amy Smart and Steve Zahn.
WWII in HD is a new approach to war documentary filmmaking. With a merging of genres, it’s a war documentary mixed with a feature film and a drama television series.
“Everything is in-the-moment. The battles are as real as they can be, creating a visceral experience. This is presented as a billion-dollar Hollywood epic but better, because it’s real. We see what they saw and we hear the soldiers’ thoughts through the voices of Hollywood’s top talents as their stories develop,” says producer and director Lumiere (Tomorrow Is Today, Fatima). “The contemporary interviews with the veterans are each treated like a scene in a film. The aim is to keep the viewer captivated.”
The 10-hour series will premiere over five consecutive nights from Sunday through Thursday, November 15-19, at 9-11 PM Eastern Time, on The History Channel.
CLICK HERE to view the trailer for WWII in HD.