John Adams (2008)

John Adams is a 2008 American television miniseries chronicling most of U.S. President John Adams' political life and his role in the founding of the United States. Paul Giamatti portrays John Adams. The miniseries was directed by Tom Hooper. Kirk Ellis wrote the screenplay based on the book John Adams by David McCullough. The biopic of John Adams and the story of the first fifty years of the United States was broadcast in seven parts by HBO between March 16 and April 20, 2008. John Adams received widespread critical acclaim, and many prestigious awards. The show won four Golden Globe awards and thirteen Emmy awards, which is more than any other miniseries in history.

  • Kirk Ellis
Seasons: 1
metacritic icon 8.5/10
themoviedb icon 7.9/10
  • Release Date: 2008-03-16
  • Views: 1617
  • Country: US
  • Language: En
  • Runtime: 60

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Laura Linney

Abigail Adams

Paul Giamatti

John Adams

Justin Theroux

John Hancock

Zeljko Ivanek

John Dickinson

Stephen Dillane

Thomas Jefferson

Danny Huston

Samuel Adams

Tom Wilkinson

Benjamin Franklin

Rufus Sewell

Alexander Hamilton

David Morse

George Washington

Mamie Gummer

Sally Adams

Ed Jewett


Sarah Polley

Abigail “Nabby” Adams Smith

Tom Hollander

King George III

Andrew Scott

William S. Smith

John Dossett

Benjamin Rush
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