History has given the greenlight to Sons of Libery, a six-hour scripted mini-series set during the revolutionary war which features an all star cast that includes Dean Norris (Breaking Bad) and Emily Berrington (24: Live Another Day).
Sons of Liberty follows a defiant and radical group of young men – Sam Adams, John Adams, Paul Revere, John Hancock and Joseph Warren – as they band together in secrecy to change the course of history and make America a nation. Calling themselves the Sons of Liberty, they light the spark that ignited a revolution.
“From the Boston Tea Party to the Declaration of Independence, Sons of Liberty will tell the rebellious story of America’s greatest fight for freedom,” said Dirk Hoogstra, Executive Vice President and General Manager of History & H2. “History continues its commitment to bring viewers historical drama based on real events that have shaped our past, while capturing the spirit of the time. Adams, Hancock, Revere, are famous names in our history books, and Sons of Liberty will bring their stories to life.”
The six-hour mini features a large cast which includes Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia) as Sam Adams, Ryan Eggold (The Blacklist) as Joseph Warren, Michael Raymond James (Jack Reacher) as Paul Revere, Rafe Spall (Prometheus) as John Hancock, Henry Thomas (Gangs of New York) as John Adams, Marton Csokas (The Lord of the Rings) as the ferocious General Thomas Gage, Emily Berrington (24: Live Another Day) as Margaret Gage and Dean Norris (Breaking Bad) as the brilliant yet mischievous diplomat Benjamin Franklin.
The mini-series is being produced by Stephen David Entertainment and A+E Studios, with Russ McCarroll, Elaine Frontain Bryant, Stephen David and Matthew Gross serving as executive producers. The scripts for the mini-series are being written by Stephen David and David C. White, while Boardwalk Empire helmer Kari Skogland is attached to direct. History said that the mini will enter production this Summer for a 2015 premiere and that the title theme is being composed by Academy Award winner Hans Zimmer.