History Launches its First Web Original Series

History has announced plans to launch Great and Telling Tales with Timothy Dickinson, the network’s first original series for the Web

The upcoming 12-Webisode History.com exclusive will feature the historian Timothy Dickenson, who is known for his love of strange or unexpected stories. For example, episodes of the series have been titled Great Moon Hoax and Jimmy Carter vs. The Killer Rabbit.

Besides Dickenson’s commentary, episodes of the new broadband original will incorporate animation aimed at brining the bizarre tales to life, said officials.

“The addition of this original broadband series not only illustrates our mission to expand the History brand across all multimedia platforms, but emphasizes that at the heart of history is great storytelling,” said Nancy Dubuc, History’s executive vp and general manager.