The series, profiling Sam Adams, John Adams, Paul Revere, John Hancock and Dr. Joseph Warren, will air on SBS just six days after its US screening,
The Sons of Liberty sparked a revolution. The cast depicting the real-life characters includes Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia) as Sam Adams, a natural-born leader with charisma and a penchant for mischief; Ryan Eggold (The Blacklist) as Dr. 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 Extra-Terrestrial, Gangs of New York, Legends of the Fall) as John Adams, a lawyer and the conservative, smart cousin of Sam Adams.
Also featured are Marton Csokas (The Equalizer, The Lord of the Rings, Rogue) as the ferocious General Thomas Gage, who is sent to handle the colonial unrest in Boston; Emily Berrington (24: Live Another Day) as Margaret Gage; Jason O’Mara (The Good Wife, Terra Nova, Life on Mars) as General George Washington; 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 America’s revolution. While many of their names have become legendary, this group of young rebels didn’t start off as noble patriots. They were a new generation of young American men from varied backgrounds, struggling to find purpose in their lives. They were looking for equality, but they found something greater: independence.
Thursday, February 5th at 9.30pm on SBS ONE.