The as yet untitled series based on Benjamin Franklin for Apple TV+ has begun filming in Versailles, France

In February, Patently Apple released a report titled, “Apple TV+ Announces New Limited Series Based on Book ‘A Grand Improv: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America.’ Today we learn that Apple’s Untitled Benjamin Franklin series with Michael Douglas is underway in Versailles, just outside of Paris. Noah Skirt (A silent place) is set to star alongside Douglas (as Benjamin Franklin) as Temple Franklin, his grandfather Benjamin’s diplomat and secretary.

The eight-episode limited drama explores the story of one of the biggest bets in Benjamin Franklin’s career. At 70, with no diplomatic training, Franklin convinced France – an absolute monarchy – to support the American experiment in democracy. Due to his fame, charisma, and ingenuity, Franklin outmaneuvered British spies, French informers, and hostile colleagues, while arranging the Franco-American alliance of 1778 and the final peace with England of l783. . The eight-year French mission was Franklin’s most vital service to his country, without which America would not have won the Revolution.

Additional cast includes Ludivine Sagnier (Lupine) like Madame Brillon, Thibault de Montalembert (Call my agent!) like Vergennes, Daniel Mays (Course of action) as Edward Bancroft, Assaad Bouab (Call my agent!) like Beacumarchais, Eddie Marsan (Ray Donovan) as John Adams, Jeanne Balibar (Irma Vep) like Helvétius and Théodore Pellerin (there is someone in your house) like Lafayette.

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