John Adams is a sprawling HBO miniseries event that depicts the extraordinary life and times of one of America’s least understood, and most underestimated, founding fathers: the second President of the United States, John Adams.
Starring Paul Giamatti (Sideways, Cinderella Man, HBO’s American Spendor) in the title role and Laura Linney (You Can Count on Me, Kinsey) as Adam’s devoted wife Abigail, John Adams chronicles the extraordinary life journey of one of the primary shapers of our independence and government, whose legacy has often been eclipsed by more flamboyant contemporaries like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton and Benjamin Franklin.
Set against the backdrop of a nation’s stormy birth, 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 country was built.
This miniseries chronicles the life of the second president of the U.S., a man whose fiercely independent spirit, reverence for the rule of law and commitment to personal liberty profoundly influenced the values on which the country was founded.