One gunshot. One assassin hell-bent on killing “a tyrant,” as he charged – the 16th president of the United States. And in one moment, our nation was forever changed. This is the most dramatic and resonant crime in American history: the true story of the killing of Abraham Lincoln.
Premiering Sunday, February 17, National Geographic Channel’s first original scripted drama, Killing Lincoln presents one of the most significant events in our country’s history. With fresh historical insight, the film thrillingly chronicles the final days of President Lincoln and the treasonous plot by one the most notorious, yet complex villains of all time.