Maker Studios To Make Television Debut With Scripted History Channel Series

Crossroads will explore little-known historical anecdotes, according to a press release, including “how President Lincoln’s alcoholic bodyguard, John Parker, chose the wrong night to leave his post at the Ford Theatre and how rejection from art school set a young artist, Adolf Hitler, on a very different career path.” The series is being produced by Maker Studios alongside Trium Entertainment. […] Each of the series’ eight episodes will debut on the History channel exclusively for 48 hours, before syndicating to Maker’s and History’s digital destinations. As the deal is intended to be highly experimental, however, episodes may be edited, windowed, or rolled out to social channels based on fan response. – Geoff Weiss, Tubefilter