The Kennedys speak Spanish on Vme
Juan Pablo Conti ©RapidTVNews | 27-01-2012
A Spanish-speaking version of controversial TV series The Kennedys makes its US screen debut this Monday 30 January.
Winner of four Emmy Awards, the miniseries will be shown on Vme, a channel that broadcasts exclusively in Spanish and is available in over 75% of all Hispanic households in the country.
Openly criticised by a number of historians and people generally concerned with the legacy of the Kennedy dynasty, the series delves into the events that shaped one of the world's most influential families. Greg Kinnear, Katie Holmes, Barry Pepper and Tom Wilkinson all star. Colombian actress Catherine Siachoque will dub the voice of Jackie Kennedy.
As part of a special programme to coincide each Monday night with the airing of each of the eight episodes, veteran Vme presenter and journalist Marian de la Fuente will highlight events having specific historical relevance to US Hispanic audiences.
A Muse Entertainment production (Human trafficking, The pillars of the Earth), The Kennedys was written by Steve Kronish and Joel Surnow (24). The original, English-speaking version of the miniseries was shown first in the US by digital broadcaster ReelzChannel.
Besides being available free-to-air in most US markets with strong Hispanic populations, Vme is part of the basic cable TV bouquet in over 40 markets, and is available via satellite across the country through the basic and Latino packages offered by DTH operators Dish Network and DirecTV. In some areas, the channel is aadditionally available via pay-TV services Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-verse.