Apple TV+ has released a first-look image from Franklin, the upcoming limited series based on Stacy Schiff’s book A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America, which offers a first look at Michael Douglas as Founding Father Benjamin Franklin; take a look here…
The drama will explore the thrilling story of one of the greatest gambles of Benjamin Franklin’s career. At age 70, without any diplomatic training, Franklin convinced France – an absolute monarchy – to underwrite America’s experiment in democracy. By virtue of his fame, charisma and ingenuity, Franklin outmaneuvered British spies, French informers and hostile colleagues, all while engineering the Franco-American alliance of 1778 and the final peace treaty with England of l783. The eight-year French mission stands as Franklin’s most vital service to his country, without which America would not have won the Revolution.
Joining Michael Douglas in the cast of Franklin are Noah Jupe (A Quiet Place) as Temple Franklin, Ludivine Sagnier (Lupin) as Madame Brillon, Thibault de Montalembert (Call My Agent!) as Vergennes, Daniel Mays (Line of Duty) as Edward Bancroft, Assaad Bouab (Call My Agent!) as Beacumarchais, Eddie Marsan (Ray Donovan) as John Adams, Jeanne Balibar (Irma Vep) as Helvetius and Theodore Pellerin (There’s Someone Inside Your House) as Lafayette.
Franklin is coming soon to Apple TV+.