John Adams



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.

  1. Kirk Ellis


Series Cast

  1. Paul Giamatti

    Paul Giamatti

    John Adams

    7 Episodes

  2. Laura Linney

    Laura Linney

    Abigail Adams

    7 Episodes

  3. Mamie Gummer

    Mamie Gummer

    Sally Adams

    7 Episodes

  4. David Morse

    David Morse

    George Washington

    7 Episodes

  5. Justin Theroux

    Justin Theroux

    John Hancock,

    7 Episodes

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Last Season

John Adams

Season 1

2008 | 7 Episodes

Season 1 of John Adams premiered on March 16, 2008.

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Status Ended


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  • TV-14


    This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.

Type Miniseries

Original Language English

Runtime 60m, 70m



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