A feature-length film about Adolf Hitler is set to roll out worldwide in 2015, with National Geographic Channels International picking up the rights to “Hitler’s Last Year” from ZED.
The World War II documentary will air in two parts in the U.S. on National Geographic Channel, and is slated to run in more than 170 countries overall, National Geographic announced.
“The commemorative special, documenting the final year of German Chancellor Adolf Hitler’s life, marks the 70th anniversary of the end of the conflict,” the company said in its announcement. “Spanning the eleven apocalyptic months of the conflict between D-Day and the Third Reich’s surrender, the special unveils previously unheard strategies on both sides of the conflict that changed world history forever. Viewers will learn why it took almost a year to bring down the Nazi regime.”
Hamish Mykura, Executive Vice President and Head of International Content for NGCI, said in a statement: “There is a universal fascination with Hitler and his regime. This is a beautifully made, visually stunning film that provides a shocking and in-depth insight into the tactics employed by both sides in the final months of the war. It is an exceptional and gripping film that will be a fitting commemoration of the War’s end, and a notable addition to National Geographic Channel’s legacy of high-quality history programming.”
Production partners on the project include Smithsonian Canada, TV5 Québec Canada, RTBF, RTS and Viewcom NV.