Cast & Crew
A miniseries on the life of American Revolutionary leader and second President of the United States John Adams. This biography takes a fresh perspective of the Revolutionary period, making a case for Adams' work being the force behind Thomas Jefferson's Declaration of Independence, many of the triumphs of the Revolutionary War as well as the subsequent governmental structure.
Dana Hand Evans
Thomas T Hay
James F Kastelberg Jr.
Karen F Mccarthy
Richard J. Rossi
Winner of a 2008 George Foster Peabody Award.
Winner of thirteen 2008 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie (Laura Linney), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Tom Wilkinson), Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special (Kirk Ellis, "Independence"), Outstanding Miniseries, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Paul Giamatti), Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special, Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special ("Reunion"), Oustanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or a Special, Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries or a Movie, Oustanding Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special ("Join or Die"), Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Movie ("Don't Tread On Me"), Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special ("Don't Tread on Me"), and Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or a Movie ("Independence")by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Winner of two 2008 TCA Awards including Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Mini-Series and Specials and Outstanding Individual Achievement in Drama (Paul Giamatti) by the Television Critics Association.
Winner of the 34th Annual Humanitas Prize Award (Part I) in the 60-minute category.
Aired in United States March 16, 2008
Aired in United States June 10, 2008
Project originates from Playtone's option on David McCullough's book, "John Adams."
Based on the book by David McCullough, a Pulitzer Prize winner in 2002.
Miniseries picked up to production for the 2007-2008 season. Network (HBO) ordered 7 episodes.
Tom Hanks and Mick Jackson originally attached as directors.
Michelle Ashford originally attached as a writer.
Aired in USA on HBO March 16, 2008.
Began shooting February 23, 2007. Completed shooting July 2007.
Winner of the 2009 Writers Guild Award for Outstanding Achievement in Writing (Long Form - Adaptation) by the Writers Guild of America (WGA).