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Leonardo DiCaprio to Produce 'The Men Who Built America' Follow-Up Series 'Frontiersmen' for History

Lewis and Clark as portrayed in a scene from HISTORY's new docuseries "The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen."

The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen, a docu-series executive produced by The Revenant star Leonardo DiCaprio, is scheduled to debut on the History channel March 7.

"In April of 1775, just weeks before the American Revolution begins, a group of pioneers launch their own revolution, defying a king to establish a permanent settlement on the frontier," a news release said.

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"Before them lies a territory of 2.5 million square miles of vast, raw, untamed land stretching from the Appalachian Mountains to the Pacific Ocean that will one day forge a new nation," the release went on. "The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen spans a formative period of history featuring the first 75 volatile years of the United States -- from the Revolution through the California Gold Rush -- where Daniel Boone, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, John Frémont, Davy Crockett and Andrew Jackson set forth across uncharted land with determination and self-reliance."

The four-part, eight-hour program will feature dramatizations of significant moments in American history and interviews with experts and survivalists.

Jennifer Davisson and Stephen David are also executive producers on the project.

By Karen Butler

Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.