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Franklin Episode 6: Preview, Release Date And More

Franklin Episode 6

Franklin delves into the historical drama genre and also works as a biography of Benjamin Franklin who is considered a founding father of the USA. The miniseries focuses on the specific years of his life and also showcases some important events of historical significance.

So far, five episodes have aired and they have received immense love from viewers. Franklin Episode 6 is next and it will showcase some really interesting turn of events. So continue reading if you are looking to find out what one can expect from this episode etc.

Franklin Episode 6
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What Is Franklin All About?

Franklin is taken from the book A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America which was written by Stacy Schiff and was released in 2005. It focuses on Benjamin Franklin (played by Michael Douglas) as he spent nearly eight years in France to have multiple meetings with its then-ruler Louis XVI who was its last ruler. This happens amid a looming Revolutionary War in America. Tim Van Patten has directed the series while Howard Korder and Kirk Ellis have written the script.

Franklin also stars Noah Jupe portraying the role of William Temple Franklin, while Daniel Mays plays Edward Bancroft. Ludivine Sagnier is Anne Louise Brillon de Jouy and Thibault de Montalembert is Charles Gravier in the series. It premiered on April 12th, 2024. Douglas, Patten, Ellis, and Korder are also the executive producers with Richard Plepler, Tony Krantz, and Mark Mostyn.

What Happened In The Previous Episode of Franklin?

Franklin Episode 5 was called The Natural State of Man and its release date is April 26th, 2024. The episode takes place in 1778 and it shows a long discussion taking place between Benjamin Franklin and Adams for forging an alliance with France so that America can get help in the war. Vergennes (Thibault de Montalembert) is talked into giving some funds by Franklin.

What Happened In The Previous Episode of Franklin?
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Meanwhile, the talks of the marriage taking place between Cunegonde and Temple are taking place and Benjamin is involved in it since it would mean a stronger bond between the two countries during a crisis. Edward Bancroft (Daniel Mays) is informed of these plans by Adam as well as the alleged relationship Franklin shares with Anne.

A very unsettling thing is told to Franklin by Lenoir (Olivier Rabourdin) that danger lies in him. Later, this is proven right after Wentworth kills someone he assumed was Franklin on the carriage.

What To Expect From Franklin Episode 6?

Franklin Episode 6 is called Beauty and Folly and it’s written by the same team. It will showcase Franklin becoming more paranoid as he is looking for the traitors. It will also showcase the bond between Jacques and Temple as they go hunting together. The episode might also show Franklin reacting to the news of the stabbing.

If he finds out about it, then he must safeguard himself and not leave the mansion. Edward Bancroft, who is the actual spy among them, might get caught in the next episode. Another plot point of this episode will be on William Temple who is defying the wishes of Franklin and shows his interest in the war.

Do We Have A Release Date?

Franklin Episode 6 will drop on Friday, May 3rd, 2024 on Apple TV+. It will be between 50 to 60 minutes long which has been the format of the show. This miniseries will have eight episodes and the finale is scheduled for May 17th.

As the ending comes close, we can expect Franklin almost convince the French to support his country. Since it’s a miniseries, we can expect the last episode to conclude the entire storyline.

Do We Have A Release Date?
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Franklin is a part of some really good miniseries that were released in 2024. Another one was Manhunt which was also about a historical event in American history. Franklin is period-correct and is really engaging. Despite its political and dry subject matter, it never gets boring and moves like a drama.

Franklin Episode 6 is the upcoming episode of this series and it will showcase Franklin’s continuous attempts on the diplomatic level to mend with France. The synopsis has really intrigued everyone with the events it will be covering around the titular character.