WATCH: Dean Norris on Playing Ben Franklin in History Channel’s “Sons of Liberty” Airing on Jan 25 on History Channel

Watch Bay Area HQ’s Kirsten Moran talk with Dean Norris (“Breaking Bad,” “Under the Dome”) in an interview where he talks about San Francisco, the Super Bowl, playing Ben Franklin & his high school days.

HISTORY premieres its newest scripted miniseries, SONS OFLIBERTY, on January 25, 26 and 27 at 9 p.m. The three-night, six-hour event follows a defiant andradical group of young men  Sam Adams, John Adams, Paul Revere, John Hancock and Dr. JosephWarren  as they band together in secrecy to change the course of history and make America a nation.

The Sons of Liberty sparked a revolution. The cast depicting them includes Ben Barnes (The Chroniclesof Narnia) as Sam Adams, a natural-born leader with charisma and a penchant for mischiefRyanEggold (The Blacklist) as Dr. Joseph Warren, a doctor and man of conscience and integrity; MichaelRaymond-James (Jack ReacherTerriersTrue Blood) as Paul Revere, a veteran who wholeheartedlyjoins forces with Sam Adams; Rafe Spall (PrometheusLife of Pi) as John Hancock, the wealthiest manin Boston at the time; and Henry Thomas (E.T. the Extra-TerrestrialGangs of New York, Legends of theFall) as John Adams, a lawyer and the conservative, smart cousin of Sam Adams. Also featured areMarton Csokas (The Equalizer, The Lord of the Rings, Rogue) as the ferocious General Thomas Gage,who is sent to handle the colonial unrest in Boston; Emily Berrington (24: Live Another Day) asMargaret GageJason O’Mara (The Good WifeTerra NovaLife on Mars) as General GeorgeWashington; and Dean Norris (Breaking BadUnder the Dome, Men, Women & Children) as thebrilliant yet mischievous diplomat Benjamin Franklin.

Calling themselves the Sons of Liberty, they light the spark that ignited our revolution. While many oftheir names have become legendary, this group of young rebels didn’t start off as noble patriots. Theywere a new generation of young American men from varied backgrounds, struggling to find purpose intheir lives. They were looking for equality, but they found something greater: independence

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