Irish actor Jason O'Mara is set to portray the first U.S. president, George Washington, in the mini-series Sons Of Liberty.

The Resident Evil: Extinction star will join the previously announced cast, which includes Ben Barnes, Ryan Eggold and Dean Norris, in the six-part show, which will chronicle the beginnings of the Unites States of America, according to

Filmmaker Kari Skogland will direct the mini-series.