Irish actor Jason O'Mara has signed up a new History Channel miniseries Sons of Liberty.

The series will tell the story of the American Revolution over six episodes from the Boston Tea Party to the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

The CSI: Miami, Terra Nova and Life on Mars star has been cast as George Washington, the Continental Army general who went on to win a war and became the first US president.

O’Mara’s co-stars will include Breaking Bad's Dean Norris as Benjamin Franklin, Ben Barnes as Sam Adams, Henry Thomas as John Adams and Rafe Spall as John Hancock as well.
Filming and production on the miniseries has begun in Romania.