"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.