John Adams (2008)

Status: Ended

Airdate: 2008-03-16

Runtime: 1 hour

Rating(s): 8.5

Genre(s): Drama

Language(s): English


John Adams is a 2008 American television miniseries chronicling most of U.S. President John Adams' political life and his role in the founding of the United States. Paul Giamatti portrays John Adams. The miniseries was directed by Tom Hooper. Kirk Ellis wrote the screenplay based on the book John Adams by David McCullough. The biopic of John Adams and the story of the first fifty years of the United States was broadcast in seven parts by HBO between March 16 and April 20, 2008. John Adams received widespread critical acclaim, and many prestigious awards. The show won four Golden Globe awards and thirteen Emmy awards, which is more than any other miniseries in history.

Episode Title Rating Airdate Skipped Watched
Normal Episodes 7
Season 1 7
Specials 2
Cast 16
Paul Giamatti - John Adams
Laura Linney - Abigail Adams
Mamie Gummer - Sally Adams
Sarah Polley - Abigail “Nabby” Adams Smith
David Morse - George Washington
Rufus Sewell - Alexander Hamilton
Tom Wilkinson - Benjamin Franklin
Justin Theroux - John Hancock
Danny Huston - Samuel Adams
Stephen Dillane - Thomas Jefferson
Zeljko Ivanek - John Dickinson
Tom Hollander - King George III
Clancy O'Connor - Edward Rutledge
Andrew Scott - William S. Smith
John Dossett - Benjamin Rush
Kevin Trainor - Charles Adams
Production 7
Gary Goetzman - Executive Producer
Frank Doelger - Producer
David Coatsworth - Producer
Kirk Ellis - Producer
Steven Shareshian - Producer
Tom Hanks - Executive Producer
Gemma Jackson - Production Designer
Art 2
David Crank - Supervising Art Director
Kathy Lucas - Set Decoration
Editing 1
Melanie Oliver - Editor
Writing 1
David McCullough - Writer
Network 1

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