|Based on||A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America|
by Stacy Schiff
|Written by||Kirk Ellis|
|Directed by||Tim Van Patten|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Original network||Apple 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.
Depicts the eight years Benjamin Franklin spent in France to convince the country to underwrite America's democracy.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by ||Original release date|
|1||TBA||Tim Van Patten||Kirk Ellis and Howard Korder||TBA|
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. In June 2022, it was announced that Howard Korder had joined the production as a writer and executive producer.
Filming began in June 2022 in Versailles, with Noah Jupe, Ludivine Sagnier, Daniel Mays, Assaad Bouab and Eddie Marsan amongst additional casting announced.