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[06/04/14 - 10:23 AM]
History(R) Orders New Six-Hour Scripted Miniseries "Sons of Liberty"
Ben Barnes, Ryan Eggold, Michael Raymond James, Rafe Spall and Henry Thomas will star alongside Marton Csokas and Dean Norris.

[via press release from History]

HISTORY(R) Orders New Six-Hour Scripted Miniseries "SONS OF LIBERTY"

Ben Barnes, Ryan Eggold, Michael Raymond James, Rafe Spall and Henry Thomas to Star as the Rebellious Group of Men who Sparked a Revolution

Marton Csokas as General Thomas Gage And Dean Norris Cast as Benjamin Franklin

Title Theme By Hans Zimmer

New York, NY - June 4, 2014 - HISTORY has ordered its latest scripted miniseries SONS OF LIBERTY from A+E Studios and Stephen David Entertainment (The Men Who Built America, The World Wars); it was announced today by Dirk Hoogstra, Executive Vice President and General Manager, HISTORY & H2. The six-part miniseries, starting production this summer, 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.

The stellar cast includes: Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia) as Sam Adams, a natural born leader with charisma and a penchant for mischief; Ryan Eggold (The Black List) as Joseph Warren, a doctor and man of conscience and integrity; Michael Raymond James (Jack Reacher, Terriers, True Blood) as Paul Revere, a veteran who wholeheartedly joins forces with Sam Adams; Rafe Spall (Prometheus, Life of Pi) as John Hancock, the wealthiest man in Boston at the time; and Henry Thomas (E.T. The Extraterrestrial, Gangs of New York, Legends of the Fall) as John Adams, a lawyer and the conservative, smart cousin of Sam Adams. Additionally, Marton Csokas (The Lord of the Rings, Rogue) is cast as the ferocious General Thomas Gage who is sent to handle the unrest in Boston with a military response; Emily Berrington (24: Live Another Day) as Margaret Gage and Dean Norris (Breaking Bad, Under the Dome, Men, Women & Children) as the brilliant yet mischievous diplomat Benjamin Franklin.

Calling themselves the Sons of Liberty, they light the spark that ignited a revolution. Though their names have become American legend, this group of young rebels didn't start off as noble patriots in powdered wigs. They were a new American generation of young men from varied backgrounds, struggling to find purpose in their lives. They were looking for equality, but they found something greater: Independence.

"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 Hoogstra. "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."

SONS OF LIBERTY is produced for HISTORY by Stephen David Entertainment and A+E Studios. Kari Skogland (Boardwalk Empire, Vikings, Fifty Dead Men Walking) is set to helm. Title theme by Academy Award(R) winner Hans Zimmer. Written by Stephen David and David C. White. Russ McCarroll and Elaine Frontain Bryant are executive producers for HISTORY. Stephen David and Matthew Gross are executive producers for Stephen David Entertainment.

About HISTORY(R)

HISTORY(R), now reaching more than 98 million homes, is the leading destination for award-winning original series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across all platforms. The network's all-original programming slate, including scripted event programming, features a roster of hit series including American Pickers(R), American Restoration(TM), Ax Men(TM), Counting Cars(TM), Pawn Stars(R), Swamp People(R) and The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man as well as HISTORY(R)'s first scripted series Vikings, and epic miniseries and special programming such as The Bible and the Emmy(R) Award-winning Hatfields & McCoys, Men Who Built America, Gettysburg, Vietnam in HD, America The Story of Us(R) and 102 Minutes That Changed America. The HISTORY(R) website is the leading online resource for all things history, and in 2011, the United States Library of Congress selected HISTORY(R)'s Civil War 150 site for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials related to the American Civil War sesquicentennial. www.history.com.

About A+E Studios

A+E Studios is the in-house production arm of the award-winning global media company A+E Networks, LLC. A+E Studios commissions, creates and co-produces content across all networks and platforms under the A+E Networks portfolio, including A&E(R) Network, Lifetime(R), HISTORY(R), LMN(R), FYI(TM), H2(TM) and A&E IndieFilms(R).

About Stephen David Entertainment

Stephen David Entertainment (SDE) is an Emmy(R) Award-winning New York based production company. The company counts The Men Who Built America among its popular hit event series. This month, the highly anticipated docudrama mini-series, The World Wars, will air on History on Memorial Day. In the five years since its inception, SDE has developed numerous docudrama mini-series and specials frequently utilizing CGI and state-of-the art technology. SDE is currently in productions on shows for History, Discovery, NatGeo and Xbox and ID.





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