Sons of Liberty

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  • TV-14
  • 2015
  • 1 Season
  • 7.4  (4,713)

Sons of Liberty is an action-packed historical drama series that premiered in 2015 on the History channel. The show is set in the late 18th century and follows a group of rebels who are fighting for American independence from British rule. The series features an incredible lineup of talented actors and actresses, including Ben Barnes as Samuel Adams, Dean Norris as Benjamin Franklin, Emily Berrington as Margaret Kemble Gage, Henry Thomas as John Quincy Adams, Jason O'Mara as George Washington, Kevin Ryan as John Pitcairn, Marton Csokas as General Thomas Gage, Michael Raymond-James as Paul Revere, Rafe Spall as John Hancock, and Ryan Eggold as Joseph Warren.

The plot of Sons of Liberty revolves around the key events that led to the American Revolution, including the famous Boston Tea Party, the Lexington and Concord battles, and the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The series primarily focuses on the experiences and political views of Samuel Adams, one of the most influential and vocal patriots during this time period. Through his eyes, we witness the growing frustration and anger of the colonists in response to the actions of the British government, which is portrayed as corrupt, arrogant, and out of touch with the needs of the American people.

One of the central themes in Sons of Liberty is the idea of unity and solidarity among the colonists. We see how people from different backgrounds and social classes come together to fight for a common cause, despite their differences and disagreements. The show depicts the struggles and sacrifices that these patriots faced as they tried to overthrow an oppressive regime and establish a new nation based on freedom, democracy, and justice.

Another key aspect of Sons of Liberty is the depiction of historical figures and events. The show is meticulously researched and offers a unique perspective on the American Revolution, which is often romanticized or simplified in popular culture. The series provides an in-depth portrayal of the real people who shaped the future of the United States, including their flaws, weaknesses, and contradictions. It also sheds light on the complex and often brutal nature of war, and the moral dilemmas that arise when fighting for a righteous cause.

The performances of the cast in Sons of Liberty are outstanding, with each actor bringing their own unique style and energy to their role. Ben Barnes delivers a standout performance as Samuel Adams, portraying him as a passionate and uncompromising patriot who is willing to do whatever it takes to achieve independence. Dean Norris is excellent as Benjamin Franklin, bringing a mix of humor and gravitas to the role of the wise statesman. Emily Berrington is captivating as Margaret Kemble Gage, a loyalist who is torn between her duty to her husband, a British general, and her sympathy for the American cause. Marton Csokas is chilling as General Thomas Gage, the ruthless commander of the British forces, who is determined to crush the rebellion at any cost.

Overall, Sons of Liberty is a thrilling and engaging series that offers a fresh take on one of the most important periods in American history. With its compelling storyline, stunning visuals, and impressive cast, the show is a must-watch for anyone interested in the origins of the United States and the struggle for freedom and independence.

Sons of Liberty is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (9 episodes). The series first aired on January 25, 2015.

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Independence: Part 2
6. Independence: Part 2
January 1, 2015
While both sides prepare for an inevitable war, Sam and Hancock work with Ben Franklin to convince the rest of the colonial representatives in Congress to support independence.
Independence, Part 1
5. Independence, Part 1
January 27, 2015
The superior British Royal Army massacres the rest of colonial militia at the famed Battle of Lexington. The two forces clash again at Concord, forcing the British to retreat.
The Uprising, Part 2
4. The Uprising, Part 2
January 26, 2015
Paul Revere sets off on his legendary midnight ride.
3. Independence
January 27, 2015
The two forces clash at the Battles of Lexington and Concord; Sam, Hancock and Ben Franklin try to convince Colonial representatives to support the cause of independence; Gen. Gage attacks the Colonists at Bunker Hill.
The Uprising
2. The Uprising
January 26, 2015
The British Crown responds to the colonists' destruction of 600,000 pounds of tea by sending the ruthless General Thomas Gage to Boston to snuff out the rebellion. The general's tumultuous relationship with his wife, Margaret, leaves her vulnerable and soon, she engages in an affair with Sam Adams's close friend, Dr. Joseph Warren. To combat the growing British threat, Sam, John Hancock and John Adams meet with the First Continental Congress in Philadelphia. But when the other colonists refuse to aid Boston, Sam and Hancock take George Washington's advice and begin training their own army.
A Dangerous Game
1. A Dangerous Game
January 25, 2015
In Boston, Sam Adams--brilliant but deeply in debt--incites the anger of the British crown after accidentally provoking the destruction of the royal governor's mansion. With the British authorities on his tail, Sam is forced to turn to a wealthy socialite--John Hancock--for help. But when their association ruins Hancock's British business connections, together, Sam and Hancock establish an ingenious black market smuggling operation only to have it swiftly shut down by the royal governor. Once again, riots consume the streets of Boston. Sam engineers a protest of loyalist businesses, but when a young boy is murdered by a British supporter, the conflict with the British goes from a dispute about money and taxation to a fight for freedom.
A Dangerous Game: Part 1
101. A Dangerous Game: Part 1
December 31, 2014
Sam Adams is pursued by British authorities; riots break out in Boston.
Ep 102 - A Dangerous Game: Part 2
102. Ep 102 - A Dangerous Game: Part 2
January 1, 2015
Sam Adams and John Hancock establish a black-market smuggling operation; the conflict escalates following a boy's murder.
The Uprising: Part 1
103. The Uprising: Part 1
December 31, 2014
British troops battle American colonists.
Where to Watch Sons of Liberty
Sons of Liberty is available for streaming on the History website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Sons of Liberty on demand at Philo, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 25, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (4,713)