Announced in February this year, the series Untitled Benjamin Franklin has just returned to the filming phase in Versailles. Michael Douglas plays the role of genius benjamin franklin and will respond to Noah Skirt, who plays here the role of Temple Franklin, diplomat and grandson of Benjamin. The eight-part series will focus on a crucial moment in the history between the United States and France. At 70 and without any training in diplomacy, Franklin manages to convince France to support the nascent democracy in the United States. In this quest for support, Franklin will oppose the hostility of his colleagues, outwit British and French spies, and organize ultimately the Franco-American alliance of 1778 as well as the final peace with England in l783.
The rest of the cast includes Ludivine Sagnier as Madame Brillon, Thibault de Montalembert as Vergennes, Daniel Mays as Edward Bancroft, Assaad Bouab as Beaumarchais, Eddie Marsan as John Adams, Jeanne Balibar as Helvetius and Théodore Pellerin (e Lafayette.