Noah Jupe, 7 others join untitled Apple TV+ show about Benjamin Franklin

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What you need to know

  • Apple TV+ has signed eight new cast members for an untitled show about Benjamin Franklin.
  • Noah Jupe is one of eight new signings.
  • Production is underway but nobody knows when the show will air.

An upcoming, untitled Apple TV+ show has reportedly signed Noah Jupe and seven others to star opposite Michael Douglas. The show will reportedly star Douglas as Benjamin Franklin, although little else is known about it.

Variety reports that Jupe will be joined by seven others including Ludivine Sagnier, Thibault de Montalembert, Daniel Mays, Assaad Bouab, Eddie Marsan, Jeanne Balibar, and Theodore Pellerin. As for Jupe, he'll star as Temple Franklin, Benjamin's son.

The untitled series was picked up to series at Apple in February, with Douglas' casting being announced at that time. The show is based on the book "A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America" by Stacy Schiff. The eight-episode drama explores the true story of one of the greatest gambles of Benjamin Franklin's career. At age 70, without any diplomatic training, Franklin convinced France – an absolute monarchy – to underwrite America's experiment in democracy. Production on the series is now underway.

Kirk Ellis will reportedly be writing and executive producing, while Emmy-winner Tim Can Patten will direct and executive produce.

While production is now underway, we don't yet know when the Apple TV+ show will be available to stream on our televisions, MacBooks, and iPads. We do know that an Apple TV+ subscription will be needed to watch it, however.

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Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.