History is filled with stories. In its essence, it is just a humungous collection of an unfathomable number of tales that have accumulated over the years in different type of things- ranging from paper to stone, passing down in the form of word of mouth or literary epics. There are a number of ways to learn history, but the most entertaining of them is through watching History Channel. From stories about warrior seafarers to the magic of modern architecture, there is nothing that this channel doesn’t cover.
Be it a series that finds its roots in verified facts, or a show that indulges the conspiracy theorist inside you, History Channel has every means to keep your interest hooked to it. For a long time, it had focused its efforts entirely on documentaries. But in 2013, it came up with its first original series, ‘Vikings’, to mainstream its content in a more efficient way. It has broadened its horizons with every passing year and continues to experiment with the content that it can present to its audience. It comes up with marginally less content than any other entertainment channel, but what it lacks in quantity, it makes up in quality. The following list proves that. If you are a history maniac or an amateur who doesn’t know where to begin their journey of knowledge from, here is the list of the upcoming new shows coming out on History TV channel in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that these latest History Channel shows are as good as some of the recent series it produced.
5. The Commanders (TBA)
The seat of a President (or a Prime Minister, in some cases) is the seat of immense, if not absolute, power and influence. The President of the United States of America is one of the most powerful offices in the world, considering how up the ladder the country is in world politics. In its history of almost two-and-a-half centuries, America has been helmed by a wide variety of men who enjoyed the power of being a President. (And you thought Oscars, with a history of not even a hundred years, are unfair to women!) While some presidents have served their terms with relative ease, there was a handful of the ones that found themselves face to face with some of the most monumental decisions for the country. ‘The Commanders’ will focus on the terms of these men.
The anthology series will take its pick for a season, and focus on one event that changed the course of everything and how it was handled by the then-President. The first series was supposed to focus on the term of Bill Clinton, however, due to the lack of proper casting, and some other issues, the idea was dropped. But that was just one President. There were forty-one before and that sources ample material for the series. Who will become the topic for the maiden season is yet to be known! But there is one thing you can be sure of- you’ll get one hell of a history lesson.
4. Untitled Anti-heroes Anthology Series (TBA)