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  • Premiered: 
    May 25, 2020
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  • Network: History
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    2nd presidential miniseries for History, following Washington 
  • Subject Matter: Historical
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Plot Synopsis

Executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio and biographer Ron Chernow, GRANT is a three-night, six-hour event series that chronicles the life of one of the most complex and underappreciated generals and presidents in U.S. history: Ulysses S. Grant. At the time of his death, Ulysses S. Grant was the most famous man in the world and stood alongside men like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in the pantheon of American heroes. However, today Grant is largely forgotten, his rightful legacy tarnished by a fog of myth, rumor and falsehood. The three-night miniseries event, "Grant," tells the remarkable and quintessentially American story of a humble man who overcomes incredible obstacles, rises to the highest ranks of power and saves the nation not once, but twice. With a seamless blend of dramatic scenes, expert commentary and beautifully enhanced archival imagery, this series uncovers the true legacy of the unlikely hero who led the nation during its greatest tests: The Civil War and then Reconstruction - the herculean task of reconciling the North and the South. During this time, Grant acted as a pillar of strength when our country suffered its greatest-ever loss of American life. One of the most courageous and unexpected initiatives of Grant's presidency was protecting the right to vote for the four million formerly enslaved people freed at the end of the war in the face of violent and widespread resistance. GRANT features on-camera interviews with top experts in the field including Ron Chernow, retired United States Army General and former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director David Petraeus, acclaimed author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates and professor of English at West Point Elizabeth Samet to name a few. GRANT debuts on three consecutive nights:

"Unlikely Hero" (Monday, May 25, 2020 from 9-11pm): In one of the unlikeliest stories in American history, Ulysses S. Grant rises from his humble beginnings to become the winning General in one of the Civil War's bloodiest battles.

"Lincoln's General" (Tuesday, May 26, 2020 from 9-11pm): With his back up against the wall, Ulysses S. Grant takes incredible risks, becomes Abraham Lincoln's favorite General, and prepares for an epic clash with Robert E. Lee.

"Freedom's Champion" (Wednesday, May 27, 2020 from 9-11pm): Ulysses S. Grant defeats Robert E. Lee and wins the Civil War, only to find that he will be called to duty again to serve as President during one of the most difficult times in America history.
On Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Lionsgate Home Entertainment released GRANT The Complete Miniseries on DVD with all three exciting parts. This three-night, six-hour event series was the best non-fiction miniseries to launch on History Channel in the last six years. Follows Ulysses S. Grant's rise to presidency based on the best-selling biography, "Grant," by Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow. GRANT tells the remarkable and quintessentially American story of a humble man who overcomes incredible obstacles to rise to the highest ranks of power and save the nation not once, but twice. It seamlessly blends expert commentary, dramatic reenactments, and beautifully enhanced archival imagery to reveal the true legacy of the unlikely hero who led the nation during its greatest tests: the Civil War and Reconstruction. Actor Justin Salinger as Grant is a standout. This is a MUST OWN for history buffs. Running Time: 256 minutes. Buy and binge now. (Click the red "Buy DVDs" button on this page)


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Appian Way
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  • In association with Lionsgate