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Dean Norris to Play Ben Franklin in History Miniseries

History has ordered the scripted miniseries “Sons of Liberty” from A+E Studios and Stephen David Entertainment, History and H2 exec VP and general manager Dirk Hoogstra announced Wednesday.

The six-part miniseries follows historical figures Sam Adams, John Adams, Paul Revere, John Hancock and Joseph Warren as they secretly join forces to make America a nation. It enters production this summer.

“Breaking Bad” actor Dean Norris will play Benjamin Franklin. “The Chronicles of Narnia” star Ben Barnes will play Sam Adams, with Ryan Eggold as Warren, Michael Raymond James as Revere, Rafe Spall as Hancock and Henry Thomas as John Adams. Marton Csokas will take on the role of General Thomas Gage, alongside Emily Berrington as Margaret Gage.

“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,” Hoogstrasaid in a statement. “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.”

Written by Stephen David and David C. White, “Sons of Liberty” will be helmed by Kari Skogland and feature a title theme by Oscar winner Hans Zimmer. The miniseries is produced for History by Stephen David Entertainment and A+E Studios, with Russ McCarroll and Elaine Frontain Bryant serving as exec producers for History and Stephen David and Matthew Gross as exec producers for Stephen David Entertainment.     ​

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