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Michael Douglas will play Ben Franklin in upcoming Apple TV+ series



Imran Mottaki

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Transfer over, Ken Burns: One other Benjamin Franklin sequence is coming to tv, with a serious star connected to play the patron saint of Philadelphia.

The primary three episodes of “Franklin,” the most recent in a rising secure of Apple TV+ historic dramas, hits the streaming service Friday, April 12. The restricted sequence focuses on Franklin’s diplomatic mission to France to persuade the nation to help the American Revolution. It’s based mostly on the nonfiction ebook “A Nice Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Beginning of America” by Stacy Schiff, who received the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for her biography of Véra Nabokova.

The present can even star Noah Jupe (greatest identified from the “Quiet Place” franchise) as Frankin’s grandson William Temple Franklin, who accompanied him on the French expedition as his secretary. Eddie Marsan will play John Adams, whereas Canadian actor Théodore Pellerin will seem because the Marquis de Lafayette.

The primary trailer hints at Franklin’s political maneuvers in Paris, in addition to his notorious philandering. The Founding Father ended up staying eight years in France to safe the alliance, which was formalized in a 1778 army treaty.

“Franklin” is one more big-budget interval piece for Apple TV+, which has been steadily pumping out reveals for historical past buffs over the previous three months. “Manhunt,” which follows the seek for John Wilkes Sales space after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, premiered March 15, following “Masters of the Air,” a brand new WWII sequence from the producers of “Band of Brothers.” “The New Look,” a examine of Christian Dior and Coco Chanel within the years instantly earlier than and after the liberation of Nazi-occupied France, airs its season finale subsequent week.

As for “Franklin,” it’ll air one new episode after the preliminary April 12 dump every Friday by way of Could 17. Take a look at the trailer beneath:

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