"Trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty."
- John Adams, 1772
John Adams, David McCullough's Pulitzer Prize-winning book and one of the best-selling American historical biographies of all time, comes to the screen as a seven-part HBO Films miniseries.
John Adams chronicles the life of this remarkable historical figure, a man whose fiercely independent spirit, reverence for the rule of law and commitment to personal liberty profoundly influenced the values on which our country was founded. The miniseries also explores the extraordinary relationship between Adams and Abigail, his wife of 54 years, a partnership regarded as one of the most moving love stories in American history.
This Playtone Production stars Academy Award® nominees Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney as John and Abigail Adams. Directed by Emmy® Award-winner Tom Hooper (HBO's "Elizabeth I" and the recent Golden Globe-winner "Longford"); Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman executive produce; Kirk Ellis (Emmy®-nominated for "Into The West" and "Anne Frank: The Whole Story") writes and serves as co-executive producer with Frank Doelger; David Coatsworth and Steven Shareshian produce. The miniseries also stars Stephen Dillane as Thomas Jefferson, Academy Award® nominee Tom Wilkinson as Benjamin Franklin, Danny Huston as Samuel Adams, David Morse as George Washington, Sarah Polley as Nabby Adams, Ebon Moss-Bachrach as John Quincy Adams, Rufus Sewell as Alexander Hamilton, Justin Theroux as John Hancock, Guy Henry as Jonathan Sewall and Zeljko Ivanek as Pennsylvania delegate John Dickinson.
HBO Films presents
A Playtone Production
Paul Giamatti Laura Linney
Stephen Dillane Danny Huston David Morse Sarah Polley and Tom Wilkinson
Casting by Kathleen Chopin, CSA; Nina Gold, CDG
Visual Effects Supervisor Erik Henry
Make-up Designed by Trefor Proud
Hair Designed by Jan Archibald
Costume Designer Donna Zakowska
Music Supervisors Evyen J Klean, Deva Anderson
Composers Rob Lane, Joseph Vitarelli
Editor Melanie Oliver
Production Designer Gemma Jackson
Directors of Photography Tak Fujimoto, ASC; Danny Cohen
Produced by David Coatsworth, Steven Shareshian
Co-Executive Producers Kirk Ellis, Frank Doelger
Executive Producers Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman
Written by Kirk Ellis, Parts 1,2,3,5,6 and 7
Written by Kirk Ellis and Michelle Ashford, Part 4
Based on the book written by David McCullough
Directed by Tom Hooper