Producer and showrunner Craig Silverstein will remain with AMC with a new two-year overall deal to develop and produce new projects for the cable network. Season three of the period drama averaged 1.2 million total viewers and ranks among the top ten for affluent adults 18-49. It is also a top five series in ad-supported cable.
The decision to wrap comes after this past weekend saw the series finale of the network's railroad drama "Hell on Wheels" go to air.
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No, I'm not talking about the current political race, but about Turn: Washington's Spies!
There is one more chapter remaining in the story about the courageous men and women who risked it all to make sure we'd have a free country.
Turn has been renewed for a fourth and final season that will consist of 10 episodes and air in 2017.
While Turn has been declined in ratings year to year, it can boast being in the top ten watched series by the most affluent people in America.
Mad Men was once in that category, as well. Turn: Washington's Spies Season 3 also hit a creative surge, posting a ratings high for the season finale.
“Turn: Washington’s Spies has always had a lofty goal – to tell the real story of the American Revolution from the ground up,
Season three of “Turn” ended June 26. The series averaged 1.2 million viewers per episode and nearly 600,000 adults 25-54 for season three.
“‘Turn: Washington’s Spies’ has always had a lofty goal – to tell the real story of the American Revolution from the ground up. To capture the truth about the choice regular people had to make to support what has become the United States of America. It frequently involved turning against friends and family, and it always involved risking everything,” said Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV. “Craig Silverstein, Barry Josephson, and their incredible team introduced us to the Culper Ring who have reminded us that without human intelligence, the war may have had a very different outcome. We
AMC has renewed Turn: Washington’s Spies for a fourth (and final) outing, the network announced Tuesday. The 10-episode season will air in 2017.
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The drama, which premiered in June 2014, follows a group of childhood friends-turned-spies who formed the Culper Ring, which played a major role in the American Revolutionary War.
“I am so pleased to be able to bring the story of the Culper Ring to its epic conclusion, at the point where
"...there is an inevitable march to the gallows for captured spies on both sides..."
"We loved what we saw creatively from the 'Turn: Washington's Spies' team in Season Two," said Charlie Collier, president of AMC and SundanceTV, on renewing the series, "and the show achieved something that is increasingly rare in television today – a growing audience during the season.
"'Turn' continues to attract a dedicated and distinctively upscale audience across multiple platforms, and it has carved out a meaningful space in AMC's 'eclectic by design' programming palette.
"We look forward to working with Craig Silverstein, Barry Josephson, the expanded cast and entire 'Turn' team on season three..."
"Behind enemy lines on Long Island, 'Abe
AMC is even marketing the show with a play on this year’s campaign slogans — “They Made America Great” and “Feel the Turn” — and is conducting an online poll to choose any of this year’s presidential contenders vs. George Washington (Luckily, the father of our country is winning).
“With words like treason being bandied about, sometimes in this election cycle, I think it is good to look back and say, ‘Here is where real treason was going down,'” says executive producer Craig Silverstein. “All of the politicians are invoking the founding father’s names, but they don’t realize that those guys were in a major pitched battle, sometimes against each other,
Eva Longoria, an executive producer on Lifetime’s “Devious Maids,” will guest star in the show’s Season 4 premiere, according to Variety sister site TVLine. Her former “Housewives” co-star James Denton will also have a recurring role in the upcoming season.
Little is known about Longoria’s role in the premiere, but Denton will play a character named Peter, who is the head of a movie studio and falls quickly into a new relationship.
In other casting news, “Nikita” alum Dillon Casey has booked a guest role on AMC’s “Turn: Washington’s Spies,” Variety has learned exclusively. He will be playing Lt. Randall, a Continental soldier in Washington’s camp who uses
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Charlie Collier, president of AMC and SundanceTV, said the renewal was a recognition of the show’s creative strength and the growth it demonstrated across the 10-episode run of season two. In live-plus-7 ratings, the show’s total viewer average grew from 1.6 million viewers at the start of the season to 1.74 million by the June 8 finale.
More important, the show’s numbers in affluent homes with annual incomes above $100,000 grew significantly during the season, as did its traction on VOD and streaming platforms with young adults.
“Turn” revolves around George Washington, Benedict Arnold and espionage activity during the war for independence.
Collier cited the vision laid out by exec producer and showrunner Craig Silverstein
Running Time: 452 mins
Special Features: The History of Turn: Washington’s Spies, From Art To Image, Deleted & Extended Scenes
These days anyone can have an opinion on the use of military intelligence and the way governments use that information in conflict. Social media is awash with conspiracy theories, so it’s refreshing to see a show that takes everyone back to the American War of Indpendence, when the Us was also a political chess board, but when things were supposedly simpler. The emergence of spycraft as a key element of battle in the late eighteenth century forms the backbone of Turn, a dense, frustrating yet ultimately thrilling narrative based on the book Washington
A character-driven drama set during the Revolutionary War, Turn: Washington's Spies: The Complete First Season takes us behind the battlefront to a shadow war fought by everyday heroes who vowed to keep their heroics a secret. Based on Alexander Rose's book "Washington's Spies," Turn: Washington's Spies centers 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.
Here's the cable channel's press release:
AMC Orders Second Season Of Revolutionary War Drama “Turn”
Show Attracted Passionate Core Audience Averaging 2 Million Viewers Per Week Over Initial Ten Episodes
New York, NY, June 23, 2014 – AMC today announced that it has ordered a second season of its Revolutionary War drama, “Turn,” which attracted a passionate core audience averaging 2 million viewers a week over its initial 10-episode run. “Turn” will return to AMC with 10 new episodes next spring. The network is also pairing encores of the entire first season of “Turn” with “Hell On Wheels” on Saturday nights this summer, to give new viewers a chance to discover and connect with the show.
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