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First Look: History's Sons of Liberty Posters Drop a Few Famous Names

The History channel isn’t above dropping some very famous names as it drums up buzz for Sons of Liberty, its three-night Revolutionary War-era miniseries.

Airing January 25, 26 and 27 at 9/8c, the mini follows a group of radical young men — Sam Adams, John Adams, Paul Revere, John Hancock and Dr. Joseph Warren included — as they secretly conspire to change the course of history and make America a nation.

The key art posters revealed below tout the Adamses, Revere and Hancock — played by Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia), Henry Thomas (E.T.), Michael Raymond-James (Once Upon a Time) and Rafe Spall (Prometheus) — as well as General George Washington (Terra Nova‘s Jason O’Mara) and Benjamin Franklin (Breaking Bad‘s Dean Norris).

Will you be tuning in come late January?
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12 Comments
  1. Bree says:

    Interesting…

  2. Letti says:

    Wow such good actors together… I might check this out.

  3. kd83954 says:

    I’m pretty stoked to watch this but I’m having a hard time with the casting for Sam Adams. He was 53 years old in 1775. John Adams was 40. The actor who’s playing Sam Adams looks incredibly young, younger than the one playing John. The rest of the casting looks great but it’s just that one…

  4. pam says:

    Not to mention john adams was short and stocky. Even as a young man. Casting is way off for these great men. Better ti watch HBO john adams. Much better casting. Book is excellent also.

    • Lauren says:

      Height differences? That’s what you’re going with?

      • kd83954 says:

        That doesn’t bother me as long as they have the overall look down. It’s the age bit that jars me. Unless the timeline begins in the 1750s and they age him appropriately as we get closer to the American Revolution.

  5. Missy Kelly says:

    According to Sleepy Hollow, isn’t Ichabod Crane missing?

    • Sarah says:

      What does that have to do with this? Or did you mean to say one of these guys’ names instead of Ichabod Crane?

      • Sara says:

        It was a joke about the fact that in the tv show Sleepy Hollow, Ichabod Crane played a LARGE part in the American Revolution. I don’t always get jokes, nor do I actually watch Sleepy Hollow, but even I understood it.

    • Jane says:

      Ha! The Revolutionary War’s own Forrest Gump eh? I’d be good with Crane showing up here! (I’d watch Tom Mison in anything.)

  6. Teri Squires says:

    They should have switched the actors for the parts of John Hancock and Sam Adams…the looks and ages would have been much more believable. If you look at a portrait of Sam Adams the guy playing John Hancock looks just like him and he looks nothing like the character of John Hancock. They screwed up, casting these two.

  7. robert f says:

    if you really want to know the real history this isn’t it , watch hbo’s john adams or read the book john adams by david mccullough. this is just history according to tv.