Apple TV+ introduced in the present day that it has positioned an order for a brand new restricted occasion collection from Emmy and WGA Award-winning author Kirk Ellis (“John Adams”) and Emmy and DGA Award-winning director Tim Van Patten, starring Academy, Emmy and AFI Lifetime Achievement Award winner Michael Douglas will star as Benjamin Franklin.
Based mostly on the e book “A Nice Improvisation: Franklin, France and the Delivery of Americaby Pulitzer Prize winner Stacy Schiff, the brand new restricted occasion collection is a co-production between ITV Studios America and Apple Studios.
The drama will discover the thrilling story of one of many best playing video games of Benjamin Franklin’s profession. At age 70, with none diplomatic coaching, Franklin satisfied France – an absolute monarchy – to endorse America’s experiment in democracy. Because of his fame, charisma, and ingenuity, Franklin outwitted British spies, French informers and hostile colleagues as he introduced concerning the Franco-American alliance of 1778 and the ultimate peace treaty with England of 1783. The eight-year French mission is Franklin’s most important service to his nation, with out which America wouldn’t have received the revolution.
Deadline added that “Franklin, a drafter and signer of america Declaration of Independence, was one of many Founding Fathers of america, a bunch of American revolutionary leaders who united the 13 Colonies, led Britain’s Conflict of Independence, and supplied a governmental framework for the brand new United States of America.”
The limited-event collection shall be written and govt produced by Kirk Ellis, and directed by Tim Van Patten, who will function govt producer alongside Michael Douglas, Richard Plepler via EDEN Productions, Tony Krantz via Flame Ventures and Mark Mostyn. Stacy Schiff will act as co-executive producer.
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