John Dillinger, Machine Gun Kelly, Al Capone—these are some of the most celebrated outlaws in history, and their crime sprees are the stuff of American legend. From violent rampages, to boozy bootlegging and exhilarating bank robberies, these notorious criminals lived above the law, ultimately becoming some of America’s most wanted men. American Heroes Channel’s (AHC) newest series, NATURAL BORN OUTLAWS shows that there are two sides to every story, revealing the lesser-known tales of these outlaws’ imminent take-downs. Premiering Wednesday, October 21 at 10/9c, NATURAL BORN OUTLAWS showcases some of our nation’s greatest games of cat and mouse, as police officers and federal agents tail fugitives trying to outrun the law.
Through dramatic reenactments that feature the iconic villains themselves narrating their story, each 60-minute episode of NATURAL BORN OUTLAWS uses expert testimony and cutting edge graphic novel animations to tell the tales of one of America’s greatest outlaws and the criminal pursuit that led to their eventual capture.
In the premiere episode of NATURAL BORN OUTLAWS on Wednesday, October 21 at 10/9c, viewers are taken back to Chicago in the 1920s. Despite prohibition, the town is drunken, promiscuous and violent. Anything can be bought for enough cash: booze, women — even public officials. For mobster Al Capone, nicknamed “Scarface” from wounds got in a bar brawl, it’s a great time to be alive. For agents Elliot Ness and Frank Wilson, taking down Capone is the biggest prize there is, and the two become determined to capture him anyway how.
Additional premieres of NATURAL BORN OUTLAWS include:
Machine Gun Kelly premieres Wednesday, October 28 at 10/9c George Francis Barnes J, better known as “Machine Gun Kelly”, was an Irish American gangster during the Prohibition era. His nickname came from his favorite weapon, a Thompson submachine gun. He is most widely known for the kidnapping of oil tycoon and businessman Charles F. Urschel in July 1933, from which he and his gang collected a $200,000 ransom.
Bonnie and Clyde premieres Wednesday, November 4 at 10/9c Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are among the most famous outlaws in history. Murderers and hold-up artists, the pair robbed numerous banks, gas stations and stores in rural areas and killed at least nine people during their spree. They took photographs of themselves posing together with the weapons they used during armed robberies. These photos were shown in the newspapers to give the impression the duo were enjoying a lavish lifestyle, when in fact they lived under immense stress and were constantly on the run.
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