Matthew Perry has an exciting new gig!
The 46-year-old actor will portray the late Ted Kennedy in Reelz's upcoming four-part miniseries, The Kennedys — After Camelot — and we can't wait to see Matt in this fun new role!
The show — which will also star Katie Holmes as Jackie Kennedy — chronicles the years following the assassinations of Ted's brothers, President John F. Kennedy and New York Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
Ted in 2006. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"We are privileged to have an actor of Matthew Perry's stature and ability take on the role of such a complex and controversial figure as Ted Kennedy," the show's executive producer, Michael Prupas, said, according to NBC News.
This highly-anticipated program comes five years after Reelz's first eight-part miniseries, The Kennedys. The Kennedys — After Camelot is based on the book After Camelot: A Personal History of the Kennedy Family 1968 to the Present.
The miniseries is set to premiere in spring 2017.