From The Hollywood Reporter Web series, Lucas docus are History By Kimberly Nordyke April 30, 2007 The History Channel is launching five original series on its Web site and has acquired collection of historical documentaries from George Lucas based on his "The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones." The network, which makes its upfront presentation to advertisers Tuesday in New York, has acquired the rights to a collection of 94 never-before-seen docus that are a companion to the "Young Indiana Jones" TV movies. The docus, created and executive produced by Lucas, are based on events that took place during the early part of the 20th century and provide context to the fictional adventures of the young Jones. Topics range from the history of slavery to biographies of Al Capone and Ernest Hemingway. "The association with George Lucas and his passion for history is one we embraced with open arms," said Nancy Dubuc, executive vp and GM of the History Channel. "We really believe in his mission to help future generations find different ways to learn about history." The docus will premiere on History.com in late 2007 and also will air on History International and History Classroom. The "Jones" TV movies will air on the History Channel and History International. Very cool. More evidence that Young Indy will be on DVD by Christmas.