Apple TV+ has shared with fans the first image promoting a miniseries titled Franklin, in which Michael Douglas will star in the title role. In the post, we can see the actor playing one of the founding fathers of the United States.

Michael Douglas – “Franklin”

The winner of two Oscars, four Golden Globes and many other important awards, Michael Douglas will play one of the most important founding fathers of the United States, Benjamin Franklin. The star will appear in the mini-series Franklin, which was created for Apple Studios and at some point will debut on the Apple TV+ streaming platform. The American company that deals with film production has published the first promotional image of the series, in which we can see the role of the main hero (the main photo of the article).

Kirk Ellis is in charge of the series, who introduced the world to another acclaimed mini-series about the founding father of the United States titled John Adams Starring Paul Giamatti. Written by Ellis and directed by Tim Van Patten, the eight-episode drama explores the thrilling story of one of Benjamin Franklin’s greatest achievements in his career.

At the age of seventy, without any diplomatic training, Franklin persuaded France – an absolute monarchy – to provide financial aid to the American colony. With his fame, charisma, and ingenuity, Franklin outdid British spies, French informants, and fellow traitors, all while forming the Franco-American alliance in 1778 and final peace with England in 1783. Franklin’s eight-year mission is Franklin’s most important service to the country, without which America would not have won the revolution.

The rest of the representatives are as follows:

  • Noah Jobe as Benjamin Franklin’s grandson

  • Ludivine Sagnier as Anne Louise Brillon de Jouy, French composer

  • Thibault de Montalembert as Charles Gravier de Vergennes, a French diplomat

  • Daniel Mays as Edward Bancroft, a double spy for Great Britain and the USA

  • Assaad Bawab as Beaumarchais, a French Renaissance man (playwright, writer, singer, diplomat, financier, suspected of espionage)

  • Jane Ballbar as Helvetius, the innkeeper

  • Eddie Marsan as future President of the United States, John Adams

Apple TV+ has yet to announce an exact release date.

Source: Apple TV +

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