DESCRIPTION: (from HBO's press release) This seven-part epic miniseries event explores American history through one of its greatest founding fathers, a fiercely independent spirit whose unwavering vision steered America through a tumultuous period. Starring Paul Giamatti as John Adams and Laura Linney as Abigail Adams, the cast also features Stephen Dillane as Thomas Jefferson, Danny Huston as Samuel Adams, Rufus Sewell as Alexander Hamilton, Tom Wilkinson as Benjamin Franklin, Sarah Polley as Nabby Adams, David Morse as George Washington, Justin Theroux as John Hancock and Guy Henry as Jonathan Sewall. Based on David McCullough's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography; produced for HBO Films by Playtone. Tom Hooper directs; Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman executive produce. The script is written by Kirk Ellis, who also serves as a co-executive producer; Frank Doelger and David Coatsworth produce. Debuts in spring 2008.