Katie Holmes to Reprise Jackie Kennedy Character for Reelz Series ‘After Camelot’

imrs.phpKatie Holmes, “Dawson’s Creek” alum and former wife of Tom Cruise, will reprise her portrayal of Jackie Kennedy in the upcoming Reelz series “The Kennedys: After Camelot,” The Hollywood Reporter’s Lesley Goldberg reports. “After Camelot” follows Reelz’s 2011 eight part series “The Kennedys.”

In addition to acting, Holmes will also direct one of the four episodes of “After Camelot,” as well as serve as an executive producer.

“Katie elegantly portrayed Jackie Kennedy in the first miniseries and now will continue the role as Jackie grows into the Jackie O that the world knows best,” Reelz CEO Stan E. Hubbard said, according to THR. “Katie is brave, committed and perfect for this role. She is a strong, talented woman who understands how special and respected Jackie Kennedy, and then Jackie Onassis was, as an international icon.”

For more on the series, set to air in 2016, click on over to The Hollywood Reporter.