Franklin
GenreBiographical drama
Based onA Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America
by Stacy Schiff
Written byKirk Ellis
Directed byTim Van Patten
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production
Executive producers
Production companies
Release
Original networkApple TV+

Franklin is an upcoming biographical drama miniseries about the United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin, based on Stacy Schiff's 2005 book A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America.

Premise

Depicts the eight years Benjamin Franklin spent in France to convince the country to underwrite America's democracy.

Cast

Production

It was announced in February 2022 that Michael Douglas would star in the series as Benjamin Franklin for Apple TV+, with Kirk Ellis writing the series and Tim Van Patten directing.[1]

Filming began in June 2022 in Versailles, with Noah Jupe, Ludivine Sagnier, Daniel Mays, Assaad Bouab and Eddie Marsan amongst additional casting announced.[2]

References

  1. ^ Petski, Denise (February 28, 2022). "Michael Douglas To Star As Benjamin Franklin in Apple TV+ Limited Series From Kirk Ellis, Tim Van Patten, Tony Krantz & Richard Plepler". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 28 February 2022.
  2. ^ Wiseman, Andreas. "Apple's Benjamin Franklin Series Starring Michael Douglas Adds Noah Jupe, Ludivine Sagnier, Daniel Mays, Assaad Bouab, More; Filming Starts In Paris". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 8 June 2022.