‘Turn’ Season 2 Announced by AMC

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The new Revolutionary War era drama Turn that takes us behind the battlefront to a shadow war fought by everyday heroes who vowed to keep their heroics a secret, has been given a second season by AMC.

‘Turn’ is based on the book “Washington’s Spies” by Alexander Rose, centering on Abe Woodhull (Jamie Bell), 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. Their daring efforts also revolutionized the art of espionage, giving birth to the modern tradecraft as we know it today, along with all of the moral complexity that entails.

The cast of ‘Turn’ includes Seth Numrich as Ben Tallmadge, Daniel Henshall as Caleb Brewster, Heather Lind as Anna Strong, Kevin R. McNally as Judge Richard Woodhull, Meegan Warner as Mary Woodhull, Burn Gorman as Major Hewlett, Angus MacFadyen as Robert Rogers, JJ Feild as Major John André and Samuel Roukin as Captain Simcoe.

The series garnered an overall average of 2.2 million viewers for its season finale on June 8, which was a very competitive night of television for the cable networks. The 10-episode second season of ‘Turn’ is expected to return to AMC next spring.