Before there was James Bond, the CIA or even emergence of the Cold War, spies were already prevalent during the American Revolution and they played a crucial part in America's fight for independence. AMC tries to explore "the untold story of America's first spy ring" with its new espionage series Turn, which might just get you hooked even if you're not a big history buff.
Based on the book Washington's Spies by Alexander Rose, Turn goes back to 1778 and revolves around a secret group called the Culper Ring, which fed information to George Washington who was at the losing end of the stick when the Revolutionary War began. This spy ring consists of a group of childhood friends including Abraham Woodhull (Jamie Bell), a young farmer trying to support his wife (Meegan Warner) and baby in British-occupied Long Island, Anna Strong (Heather Lind), and Benjamin Tallmadge (Seth Numrich).
While undercover operations are complicated as it is, Turn adds layers with the fact that Anna and Abraham share not just a history together but an undeniable chemistry despite his marriage. Then there's John Graves Simcoe (Samuel Roukin) a British soldier who has the hots for Anna. According to co-executive producer Michael Taylor, "this is not your grandfather, or even your father's revolutionary war show." Watch the trailer for a sneak peek:
The series also stars Daniel Henshall, Kevin McNally, Burn Gorman, JJ Feild, and Angus Macfadyen.
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Turn premieres April 6 at 9pm on AMC and will serve as a lead-in to Mad Men beginning April 13.
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