New miniseries, The World Wars, will tell the story of over three devastating decades of war from the perspectives of the unique men who came of age in the trenches and later decided the fate of a world on the brink of disaster. It follows the stories of the likes of Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler, George Patton, Benito Mussolini (young Mussolini is played by Nabil Viñas), Charles de Gaulle and Joseph Stalin.
“The stories that came out of the world wars are heroic, horrific and everything in between. I’m happy to lend my voice to History and help tell these stories in a very different way,” says Jeremy Renner (The Avengers, American Hustle, The Hurt Locker) who will narrate the show.
The series marks the 100 year anniversary of the start of World War I and will feature interviews with Senator John McCain and former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell — both of whom have battlefront experience — and former U.K. Prime Minster John Major.
The three-part series begins on Memorial Day
May 26 @ 9PM
It will broadcast on both HISTORY and H2 in the US and internationally.
It will also premiere on France Television and Germany’s N24 in those markets.
Watch the Exclusive Trailer at TVGuide below