Ken Burns Country Music Doc Coming to PBS in ’18

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 17: Director Ken Burns attends TimesTalks Presents: "Central Park 5" at The TimesCenter on April 17, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/WireImage) Photo: Matthew Eisman/2013 Matthew Eisman

Ken Burns is working on a new project called Country Music, PBS announced today. The multi-episode documentary series will air in 2018, which is a pretty long time from now! But one does not rush PBS, and one does not rush explorations of the origins and fundamentals of country music, and one certainly does not rush America's most noble documentarian Ken Burns. His iconic ten-episode miniseries about jazz aired all the way back in 2001, though many people are just getting around to finishing it now.