Brett Donahue has been cast as John F. Kennedy Jr. in The Kennedys: After Camelot, Reelz and Muse Entertainment‘s followup to The Kennedys 2011 miniseries.

As the son of President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, John F. Kennedy Jr. was only three years old when his dad was assassinated. JFK Jr. grew up surrounded by Secret Service and faced his teen and young adult years with paparazzi and intense public interest in everything he did. Balancing personal interests and ambitions, family expectations and a nation’s dreams for a rebirth of Camelot, JFK Jr. navigated the complexities as a well liked and respected man.

The Kennedys-After Camelot stars Katie Holmes as Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Matthew Perry as Ted Kennedy, Alexander Siddig as Aristotle Onassis, Kristen Hager as Joan Kennedy, with Diana Hardcastle and Kristin Booth reprising their roles as Rose and Ethel Kennedy from the Emmy-winning miniseries The Kennedys.

Based on J. Randy Taraborrelli’s best seller, After Camelot: A Personal History of the Kennedy Family 1968 to the Present, The Kennedys-After Camelot miniseries was written by Stephen Kronish. Jon Cassar (The Kennedys) and Katie Holmes are directing from scripts by Stephen Kronish (The Kennedys) and Sandra Chwialkowska (Lost Girl). Keri Selig, owner and founder of Intuition Productions, who brought the project to Reelz, also serves as an executive producer. Michael Prupas, Katie Holmes, Matthew Perry, Jon Cassar, Stephen Kronish, J. Randy Taraborrelli, Evan Tussman, Irene Litinsky and Jonas Prupas also serve as executive producers, along with Stan E. Hubbard, CEO of Reelz, and Asylum Entertainment’s Jonathan Koch and Steve Michaels.

Donahue’s credits include feature Total Recall, USA Network’s Suits and the CW’s Beauty and the Beast. He’s repped by Gary Goddard Agency.