Sons of Liberty, a 3 night event, premieres this Sunday, January 25th on the History Channel, and I've gotta tell you, I'm really looking forward to it.

As a history enthusiast (quite a bit different than a history "expert"), I'm a regular History Channel viewer. And, after seeing the trailer (above), I was hooked.

From the History Channel:

SONS OF LIBERTY, the three-night, six-hour event, follows a defiant and radical group of young men–Sam Adams, John Adams, Paul Revere, John Hancock and Dr. Joseph Warren–as they band together in secrecy to change the course of history and make America a nation.

 

Calling themselves the Sons of Liberty, they light the spark that ignited our 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.

 

SONS OF LIBERTY is a dramatic interpretation of events that sparked a revolution. It is historical fiction, not a documentary. The goal of our miniseries is to capture the spirit of the time, convey the personalities of the main characters, and focus on real events that have shaped our past. For historical information about the Sons of Liberty and the dawning of the American Revolution, please read the Historian’s View section on history.com/sons.

 

Undoubtedly, there will be those who cry foul over some of the characterizations in the miniseries, but, all things considered, it looks to be well worth a look.

Our friend John Green over at Mentalfloss gives you a little taste of the subject matter: