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Check Out The Release Date For Apple TV’s Biographical Drama ‘Franklin’

Apple TV To Drop Michael Douglas Starrer ‘Franklin’ On This Day
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The two-time Academy Award-winning American actor and film producer Michael Douglas will return for fans very soon. His upcoming project, Franklin, will be a biographical miniseries based on the life of United States’ founding father Benjamin Franklin.

Furthermore, it is expected to be an interesting watch that will inform the young audience about one of the greatest minds whose strong nature led to the country’s founding. To learn more about Franklin, its release date, cast, trailer, and plot, keep reading.

Plot for Franklin

It will be based on the 2005 novel ‘A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America,’ written by Stacy Schiff. Moreover, the story is set in 1776 when 70-year-old Benjamin Franklin goes on a dangerous mission that would change the history of America. Nonetheless, he considered his life less valuable than that of his fellow Americans. Amid the country’s battle with Britain for independence, he sets on a journey with his grandson to get help from France to bring freedom to the country.

Cast for Franklin

The miniseries will star Michael Douglas, one of Hollywood’s most famous individuals, in the lead role. The Oscar and Emmy Award winner will portray one of the United States’ founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin. The rest of the cast for the upcoming biographical drama includes:

  • Noah Jupe as William Temple Franklin
  • Marc Duret as Monsieur Brillon
  • Ludivine Sagnier as Anne Louise Brillon de Jouy
  • Thibault de Montalembert as Charles Gravier
  • Daniel Mays as Edward Bancroft
  • Assaad Bouab as Pierre Beaumarchais
  • Eddie Marsan as John Adams
  • Jeanne Balibar as Anne-Catherine de Ligniville
  • Théodore Pellerin as Gilbert du Motier
  • John Hollingworth as David Murray
  • Jack Archer as Thomas Grenville
Apple TV To Drop Michael Douglas Starrer ‘Franklin’ On This Day
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Release date for Franklin

Curious fans do not have to wait for long to stream Benjamin Franklin’s biggest risk of his life on their screens. Apple TV will release the miniseries on April 12, 2024. It will mark its debut with the first three episodes on the same day. Meanwhile, subsequent episodes will premiere on Friday every week until May 17. Moreover, this anticipation will be worth the wait, as the show will not stretch the episodes with every bit of Franklin’s life. Instead, it will focus on the wildest decision he took in life and its results.

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Trailer for Franklin

The official trailer for Franklin was dropped by Apple TV on March 13, 2024. Meanwhile, the series has yet to be released on the platform. People have already started guessing from the trailer that this project will be the best character portrayed by Michael Douglas in his legendary career. Nevertheless, the trailer amazingly portrays one of the greatest men in American history, who risked his own safety and life for the country’s freedom.

Video by Apple TV

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, the upcoming Apple TV miniseries will highlight Benjamin Franklin’s savage personality. It would be interesting to watch how this scientist helped decide the future of the United States. Moreover, the talented team behind the project, including its Emmy Award-winning director, Tim Van Patten, has increased viewers’ curiosity.

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Simon Hopes

Simon Hopes, an ardent Hollywood fan, attended the California State University, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Delving into his passion for entertainment, Simon joined as a staff writer at The Collider where he honed his skills and gained valuable experience in years. At The Next Hint Media, Simon serves as a senior writer, summoning his expertise to deliver captivating articles related to entertainment and Hollywood industry. With a passion of covering unusual and latest trends, he ensures to captivate the reader's attention with his entertaining and updated articles. His dedication to his craft makes him a valuable asset in the The Next Hint Media’s Entertainment team.

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