Apple TV+ In the present day officially announced a brand new restricted sequence challenge about Benjamin Franklin. Michael Douglas will star because the American polymath. The present is predicated on the book ‘A great improvisation’†
The Benjamin Franklin sequence is the newest challenge to return out of ex-HBO chief Richard Plepler’s blanket cope with Apple, beneath his Eden Productions banner. It’s being developed as a co-production between ITV Studios America and Apple Studios.
The present is produced by Kirk Ellis and Tim Van Patten (who labored on Boardwalk Empire and The Sopranos). Ellis beforehand labored with Plepler on the miniseries John Adams.
Casting for different characters is presently underway. The present will dramatize Franklin’s daring maneuver to kind the Franco-American alliance within the 18th century.
From Apple’s description:
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 in regards to 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.