HBO’s John Adams
(BeansTalk one-time classmate and friend Kirk Ellis is the writer!)
As told through the eyes of
" John Adams chronicles the stirring life journey of one of the most important Americans ever to grace the pages of history," notes Callender. "Set against the backdrop of a nation's stormy youth, this sweeping miniseries is a moving love story, a gripping narrative and a fascinating study of human nature. Above all, at a time when the nation is increasingly polarized politically, this story celebrates the shared values of liberty and freedom upon which this great country was built."
HBO and Playtone previously collaborated on the acclaimed 2001 miniseries "Band of Brothers," with Tom Hanks serving as an executive producer and Gary Goetzman as a co-executive producer. "Band of Brothers" received six Emmys(r), including Best Miniseries. In addition, Hanks was the executive producer of the 1998 HBO miniseries "From the Earth to the Moon." "From the Earth to the Moon" received three Emmys(r), including Best Miniseries.
The producers are Frank Doelger (HBO Films' "My House in
Production begins this fall on HBO Films' John Adams, an epic miniseries event based on David McCullough's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of the American founding father, it was announced today by Colin Callender, president, HBO Films. Produced in association with Playtone, with Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman (HBO's Emmy(r)-winning miniseries "Band of Brothers") executive producing, the miniseries will film throughout 2005 and 2006, and debut on HBO in 2007.