AMC takes another Turn

AMC in the US has placed a second season order for its Revolutionary War drama Turn.

Turn

Turn

The show attracted an average of two million viewers during its freshman run this spring, enough to earn a repeat order for 2015.

Based on Alexander Rose’s book Washington Spies, Turn centres on Abe Woodhull, a farmer living in British-occupied Long Island, who bands together with a disparate group of childhood friends to form the Culper Ring.  Together they risked their lives and honor, and turned against family and King, for a fight they believed in passionately, ultimately helping George Washington turn the tide of the Revolutionary War in favor of the rebels.

Turn is produced by AMC Studios and executive produced by showrunner Craig Silverstein and Barry Josephson, of Josephson Entertainment.

The cast includes Jamie Bell, Seth Numrich, Daniel Henshall, Heather Lind, Kevin R McNally, Meegan Warner, Burn Gorman, Angus MacFadyen, JJ Feild, and Samuel Roukin.

The series is distributed internationally by Entertainment One.