New image shows Michael Douglas as Benjamin Franklin in upcoming limited series

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Michael Douglas is Benjamin Franklin in a new image released by Apple TV+.

The actor, who is set to portray the Founding Father in a new Apple TV+ limited series, appears pensive in full makeup, hair and costume.

In February, AppleTV+ announced that Douglas would take on the lead role as Franklin in the new series, which is based on the book "A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America" by Pulitzer Prize winner Stacy Schiff.

PHOTO: Michael Douglas appears as Benjamin Franklin in new image released by Apple. (Courtesy of Apple)
PHOTO: Michael Douglas appears as Benjamin Franklin in new image released by Apple. (Courtesy of Apple)

The eight episode series will explore how Franklin convinced France to underwrite America’s experiment in democracy.

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"Franklin outmaneuvered British spies, French informers and hostile colleagues, all while engineering the Franco-American alliance of 1778 and the final peace treaty with England of 1783," the streaming platform said in a press release. "The eight-year French mission stands as Franklin’s most vital service to his country, without America would not have won the Revolutiion."

The limited series will be written and executive produced by Kirk Ellis and directed by Tim Van Patten.

A release date has not yet been announced.

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