Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Michael Douglas Is “Franklin”

“Franklin” is a new live-action limited TV series directed by Tim Van Patten starring Michael Douglas, premiering with the first three episodes of its eight-episode season April 12, 2024, followed by one new episode every Friday through May 17, 2024 on AppleTV+:

‘…December 1776, ‘Benjamin Franklin’ is world famous for his electrical experiments, but his passion and power are put to the test when — as the fate of American independence hangs in the balance — he embarks on a secret mission to France. 

“At age 70, without any diplomatic training, Franklin convinced 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 to engineer the Franco-American alliance of 1778 and the peace treaty with England in 1783…”

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