George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation
Written byJames Thomas Flexner (book)
Richard Fielder
Directed byWilliam A. Graham
StarringBarry Bostwick
Patty Duke Astin
Theme music composerBruce Broughton
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes2
Executive producerDavid Gerber
ProducersRichard Fielder
Robert Hargrove (supervising producer)
Production locationsColonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia
Mount Vernon Estate - 3200 George Washington Memorial Parkway, Mount Vernon, Virginia
CinematographyJames Crabe
EditorsRonald J. Fagan
William B. Stich
Running time190 minutes[1]
Production companiesDavid Gerber Productions
MGM/UA Television
Original release
ReleaseSeptember 21 (1986-09-21) –
September 22, 1986 (1986-09-22)
George Washington (1984)

George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation is a 1986 television film, and was the sequel to the 1984 miniseries George Washington. The film chronicles the life of George Washington, the first President of the United States. George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation is based on the biography by James Thomas Flexner.

It aired on September 21–22, 1986.[2] The two-part sequel received low television ratings, among the worst ratings received by a miniseries to that time.[3][4] It nevertheless received two nominations during the 39th Primetime Emmy Awards for Best Make-up and Best Hairstyling.


See also


  1. ^ Hal Erickson. "George Washington: The Forging of a Nation (1986)". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Archived from the original on December 27, 2014. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  2. ^ MacMinn, Aleene (6 September 1986). Presidential Bostwick, By George Archived 2015-09-19 at the Wayback Machine, Los Angeles Times
  3. ^ (25 September 1986). George Washington lowest rating miniseries of all time Archived 2023-02-04 at the Wayback Machine, Evening News (Associated Press)
  4. ^ O'Connor, John J. (21 September 1986). TV VIEW; A FAITHFUL, IF UNLIVELY, PORTRAIT OF WASHINGTON Archived 2023-02-04 at the Wayback Machine, The New York Times