Assaad Bouab, Franco-Moroccan actor, will be cast in the new historical series from Apple TV dedicated to the emblematic character that was Benjamin Franklin.
The filming of a series on Benjamin Franklin has begun in the heart of Versailles. And it is the actor Michael Douglas who embodies the historical character of the founding father of the United States. At his side, a four-star cast including the Moroccan actor, Assaad Bouab, who plays the role of the French philosopher and playwright Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais.
The Franco-Moroccan actor, who recently starred in the series Peaky Blinders, will find his acolyte of Dix Pour Cent, Thibault de Montalembert who will lend his features to the count of Vergennes, diplomat and French minister. The series will also bring together Noah Jupe, Daniel Mays, Ludivine Sagnier and Jeanne Balibar.
The 8-episode Apple TV mini-series revolves around Benjamin Franklin, 70, who without any diplomatic experience, manages to convince France, a great monarchy at the time, to subscribe to the American democratic concept. His charisma and his notoriety with the great French and cultural personalities of the time, will make him a spokesperson who counts. The series follows this period in the life of an iconic inventor, journalist and politician.
After joining the cast of the last season of Peaky Blinders, Assaad Bouab continues his rise, always in search of roles that make sense. “ Glad to join this incredible cast. A great adventure begins » will underline the actor on his Instagram account.