Sons of Liberty is an American television miniseries dramatising the early American Revolution events in Boston, Massachusetts, the start of the Revolutionary War, and the negotiations of the Second Continental Congress which resulted in drafting and signing the 1776 United States Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Still a group of colonies living under British oppression in 1765, local gangs fight each other over turf in the streets of Boston, much less thinking of starting a revolution. When tax collector and pub owner Sam Adams doesn’t pay his own taxes, the Crown puts out a warrant for his arrest, leading to the destruction of Royal Governor Thomas Hutchinson’s mansion. Wealthy businessman John Hancock, and Adams, establish a black-market smuggling operation and boycott all goods from Tory shops, identifying them with a “T” painted on their storefronts. But an altercation between a loyalist and a Colonist mob lead to a young boy’s murder. Then, in 1770, after a conflict escalates with the Redcoats turn into a massacre, the wheels are put in motion to start a resistance against British tyranny.
Sons of Liberty Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 25 January 2015.
- Running Time: 84-86 minutes (per episode).
- Rating: TV-14.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.