‘Grant’ Season 2 update: America’s mission to bring back the stories of its past heroes and struggles does not seem to be nearing an end. From Grant to Washington, Lincoln, and Roosevelt, the greatest heroes of American history are coming to our television screens. Here is everything we know about ‘Grant’, History Channel’s miniseries about humble beginnings and a heroic finish.
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What is Grant Season 1 about?
‘Grant’ is a historical drama series about the rise of the eighteenth President of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant, from assisting his father with his tanning business to being a lieutenant general of the Union Army. The miniseries focuses on the events that led to the end of the American Civil War. As a soldier and then a General, Ulysses S. Grant won several battles in 1862 and finally defeated Confederate General Robert E. Lee in 1865. During the series’s timeline, we also see Abraham Lincoln become President and end African American slavery by making the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863.
Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation allowed black men to join the Union Army, which was one of the things that helped during the finale of the civil war. In 1865, one week after Grant caused the surrender of Robert E. Lee, Lincoln was assassinated. Andrew Johnson, Vice president to Lincoln, became President and served as the 17th US President from 1865 to 1869. Ulysses E. Grant was then called to serve as the 18th President of the United States in 1869.
Grant’s two-term reign saw the Black Codes conflict, a fight to extend the voting rights of Black men, which led to the New Orleans Massacre of 1866. His reign also saw the rise of the Ku Klux Klan, a white supremacists terrorist group which targeted minorities in America. The first Klan existed from 1865-1872. Grant was also President during the Reconstruction era (1865-1877).
After Grant was President from 1869 to 1877, he travelled the world with his wife, Julia Grant (formerly Julia Dent), and wrote his manuscript with Mark Twain. History Channel’s miniseries ends with Ulysses S. Grant dying of throat cancer on July 23, 1885.
Grant tells the remarkable and quintessentially American story of a humble man who overcomes incredible obstacles, rises to the highest ranks of power and saves the nation not once but twice. With a seamless blend of dramatic scenes, expert commentary and beautifully enhanced archival imagery, this three-part miniseries uncovers the true legacy of the unlikely hero who led the nation during its most significant tests: the Civil War and Reconstruction. – History Channel
Grant Season 2 History Channel Cast
If Grant manages to find its way to TV screens, these are the cast you can expect to see:
- Justin Salinger as Ulysses S. Grant
- Carel Nel as Abraham Lincoln
- Dianne Simpson as Julia Grant
- Brian Heydenrych as Robert E. Lee
- Darrin Araujo as Mark Twain
- Craig Jackson as Général Henry Halleck
- Jason K. Ralph as Général William Sherman
- Francis Choulet as John Rawlins
- Daniel Fox as Colonel Charles Marshall
- Arthur Falko as Young Sentinel (Shiloh)
- General Andrew Jackson
Will there be a Grant Season 2?
Grant is a three-part limited series, and with how it ended, likely, the show won’t have a second season. The series is about Ulysses S. Grant, and since we have seen the death of Grant in episode 3, what will be the point of a second season? The three episodes of Grant season 1 were each about one and a half hours long, a perfect amount of time to deliver the message the miniseries wanted.
Since its premiere in 2020, there have been no announcements concerning a Grant Season 2, and there will most likely never be. The miniseries already wrapped up nicely. We saw the beginning of our hero, and we saw his death. If a second season does happen, it will no longer be about Grant himself.
Grant Season 2 Release Date and Production
‘Grant’ is based on the nonfiction novel written by Ron Chernow. Nicholas Greene and Frederick Rendina wrote its screenplay, and Malcolm Venville directed it. Executive producers of Grant include Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davidson, Dave Sirulnick, Jon Kamen, Justin Wilkes, Fisher Steve’s, and Ron Chernow. DiCaprio’s production company Appian Way Productions produced the war series in conjunction with Jon Kamen’s RadicalMedia and Lionsgate Television.
‘Grant’ premiered on May 25, 2020, its first episode airing on the History Channel. The following two episodes aired successively on May 26 and 27.
Where to Watch Grant Season 2
You can watch all three episodes of Grant on:
- History Vault (subscription of $4.99 per month)
- Amazon Prime Video
- Apple TV
You can also watch out for reruns on the History Channel.
With its thrilling war scenes, factual plot and exemplary commentary, Grant season 1 has relatively high ratings that recommend it. It has an average user rating of 8.3/10 on IMDb and 91% on Google. The miniseries is a must-watch for American patriots and history lovers in general.