Franklin Season 1 Episode 5 Preview: Release Date, Time & Where To Watch

Franklin is an ongoing miniseries that tells the story of Benjamin Franklin, who happens to be one of the United States’ Founding Fathers. Based on Stacy Schiff’s book, ‘A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America,’ the show zooms in on the eight years Franklin spent in France, persuading the country to support America’s democracy. 

What Transpired In Episode 4?

In Episode 4, tensions rise as Franklin faces setbacks in his efforts to secure French support for the American cause. Despite the joyous news of the English defeat at Saratoga, Franklin struggles to convince France to enter into a military alliance with America. Louis XVI remains hesitant, prompting Franklin to push for a declaration of war against the British.

Meanwhile, Bancroft is pressured to gather sensitive information for the British. He reluctantly agrees, driven by his financial troubles. As Franklin continues his diplomatic efforts, he receives a surprise visit from John Adams, who reveals that he has been sent to replace Franklin. The episode ends on a tense note, hinting at the challenges ahead for the American mission.

Franklin Episode 5 Release Date

Franklin Episode 5 premieres on Friday 26th April. The episodes will premiere at 9 am (PT)/12 am (ET)/6 am (BST)/7 am (CST). 

Where Can I Watch Franklin Season 1?

Franklin season 1 will air every Friday on Apple TV. You can also catch new episodes on Pure Flix, Hoopla, and VIX. The episodes are anticipated to be around 45 minutes long, which aligns with the typical length of Apple TV shows.

How Many Episodes Will Franklin Season 1 Have?

The first season of Franklin is set to have 8 episodes, with 3 releasing on the premiere day. After that, it will follow a traditional one-episode-per-week schedule.

Is There A Trailer For Franklin Season 1?

There is, indeed! You can watch the trailer for Franklin Season 1 below:


What do you hope to see as the series progresses? What’s been your favourite moment of Franklin so far? Let us know in the comments below!

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