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AMC series "Turn: Washington Spies" schedules open casting call

There is an open casting call scheduled for Sunday December 18, 2016 for the hit AMC television series "Turn: Washington Spies". The show, going into it's 4th season, needs Caucasian, African American and Native American men and women of all ages to play various characters from the American Revolutionary War. This open casting call is only for paid-up SAG-aftra members, however non-union talent can submit by email. Shooting will take place in Central Virginia and the greater Richmond, Virginia area from January to May, 2017. Craig Silverstein serves as head writer and executive producer. Silverstein has executive produced and written such hit series as "Bones," "Terra Nova" and "Nikita". Barry Josephson is also executive producing "Turn" under the banner of his production company Josephson Entertainment. Josephson also exec produced "Bones", as well as such shows as "Fantasy Island" and "Secret Agent Man".
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AMC Renews "Turn" For A Final Fourth Season

AMC has renewed its Jamie Bell-led Revolutionary War drama "Turn: Washington's Spies" for a ten-episode, fourth and final season to air in 2017.

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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Turn: Washington's Spies Renewed for Fourth and Final Season at AMC

There is still some work to be done to get this country on the right path.

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,
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‘Turn’ Set to End After Four Seasons on AMC

‘Turn’ Set to End After Four Seasons on AMC
AMC has renewed Revolutionary War drama “Turn: Washington’s Spies” for a fourth and final season, the network announced Tuesday. The 10-episode final run is scheduled to premiere in 2017.

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
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Turn Renewed for Fourth, Final Season

Turn Renewed for Fourth, Final Season
The revolution will be televised… for one more season.

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
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'Turn' Renewed for Fourth and Final Season at AMC

'Turn' Renewed for Fourth and Final Season at AMC
The war is almost over for AMC's Turn. The cable network has renewed its Revolutionary War drama for a fourth and final season. The 10-episode final batch will return in 2017. Producer and showrunner Craig Silverstein will remain in business with AMC with a new two-year overall deal where he'll develop and produce new projects for the cabler. Season three of the period drama averaged 1.2 million total viewers and about 600,000 among adults 25-54. The series ranks among the top 10 for affluent adults 18-49 and is a top five series in ad-supported cable.

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"Turn: Washington's Spies" - Season Finale

Take a look @ footage, plus images from the Season Finale episode of the American 'Revolutionary War' thriller, "Turn: Washington's Spies" titled "Trial and Execution" airing June 27, 2016 on AMC:

"...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
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PopPolitics: AMC’s ‘Turn’ Puts Perspective on 2016 Divisions (Listen)

PopPolitics: AMC’s ‘Turn’ Puts Perspective on 2016 Divisions (Listen)
AMC’s “Turn: Washington’s Spies” returns on April 25, and the producers of the Revolutionary War era-drama say that the show may have particular resonance to this year’s presidential campaign of overheated rhetoric and seemingly endless debate.

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,
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TV News Roundup: Eva Longoria to Appear on Lifetime’s ‘Devious Maids,’ Dillon Casey Joins AMC’s ‘Turn’

TV News Roundup: Eva Longoria to Appear on Lifetime’s ‘Devious Maids,’ Dillon Casey Joins AMC’s ‘Turn’
Lifetime drama “Devious Maids” will bring a pair of “Desperate Housewives” alums to season four, Amy Schumer is an Mvp and AMC’s “Turn” will host a “Nikita” reunion, in today’s news roundup…

Casting News:

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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First Look at 'Fear the Walking Dead' Season 2, Premiere Date Announced

First Look at 'Fear the Walking Dead' Season 2, Premiere Date Announced
AMC announced today from the Television Critics Association (TCA) Press Tour the network's 2016 spring premiere dates for new and returning original series. For the first time ever, AMC will launch a fourth night of original programming on Tuesdays beginning this April with the debut of the highly anticipated miniseries event The Night Manager. Last year, AMC became home to the top four cable series launches of all time among adults 18-49 in live+3 ratings, with Fear the Walking Dead at #1, Better Call Saul at #2, Into the Badlands at #3 and The Walking Dead at #4. AMC also released today three first-look photos, one each from the sets of Fear the Walking Dead, The Night Manager and Turn: Washington's Spies.

Fear the Walking Dead will air its second season of 15 episodes in two parts, beginning with the first of seven episodes on Sunday, April 10th at 9:00 p.m. Et/Pt. The remaining
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AMC Renews ‘Turn’ for Season 3

AMC Renews ‘Turn’ for Season 3
Turn: Washington’s Spies” has been renewed and will return for a third season in 2016, AMC announced Wednesday. Jamie Bell stars on the drama about the spy ring that helped America win the Revolutionary War. “Turn” is produced by AMC Studios with Craig Silverstein serving as executive producer and showrunner. Barry Josephson of Josephson Entertainment also serves as an executive producer. Also Read: 45 First Looks of New TV Shows From the 2015-2016 Season “We loved what we saw creatively from the ‘Turn: Washington’s Spies’ team in season two, and the show achieved something that is increasingly rare in television today – a.
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‘Turn: Washington’s Spies’ Renewed for Season 3 by AMC

AMC has given a third-season pickup to “Turn: Washington’s Spies,” the Revolutionary War drama that drew strong reviews for its second season but has struggled with low ratings and a low profile in pop culture.

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
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Turn: Washington’s Spies Season 1 DVD Review

Starring: Jamie Bell, Seth Numrich, Daniel Henshall, Heather Lind, Meegan Warner, Kevin R. McNally, Burn Gorman, Angus Macfadyen, Samuel Roukin, Jj Feild, Ian Kahn, Stephen Root, Idara Victor, Ksenia Solo, Owain Yeoman, Nick Westrate

Cert: 15

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
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Giveaway: Win 'Turn: Washington's Spies' Season 1 on Blu-ray

Giveaway: Win 'Turn: Washington's Spies' Season 1 on Blu-ray
Anchor Bay Home Entertainment has released Turn: Washington's Spies: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray and DVD today, giving fans a chance to catch up with this hit AMC series before Season 2 debuts on AMC next month. The series stars Jamie Bell as Abe Woodhull, who helped form America's first spy ring under first president, George Washington. To help celebrate the release, we have a giveaway lined-up where fans can take home a copy on Blu-ray.

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.
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Watch: Production Design Shows America's Bloody Beginnings in AMC's Revolutionary War Drama 'Turn'

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Watch: Production Design Shows America's Bloody Beginnings in AMC's Revolutionary War Drama 'Turn'
Read More: Watch: Jamie Bell Plays a Revolutionary War Spy in the Teaser for AMC's New Period Drama 'Turn' There is nothing more magical than seeing the past literally come to life, as it does in AMC's Revolutionary War drama "Turn: Washington's Spies." A new DVD behind-the-scenes Bonus Feature entitled "From Art To Image" is now available to watch. "Turn" is based on Alexander Rose’s book "Washington’s Spies," and centers on Abe Woodhull, a farmer living in British-occupied Long Island. Woodhull teams up with a motley group of friends to act as spies, risking their lives in helping George Washington win the war over King George. These men also revolutionized the art of espionage, giving birth to modern tradecraft. Upon visiting the set of his book brought to life, Rose marveled at the 18th century world the film crew "had built out of nothing." "I
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First Look: Benedict Arnold joins the fight in 'Turn'

First Look: Benedict Arnold joins the fight in 'Turn'
If the title of AMC's Revolutionary War drama didn't initially seem to encompass the events that unfolded in season one, it will be extremely self-evident in season two when Benedict Arnold, the most infamous traitor in American history, enters the fray. After whispers of Arnold's battlefield heroics popped up last season, British actor Owain Yeoman (The Mentalist) joins the cast as the notorious turncoat who conspired to betray the patriot cause and hand over the American stronghold at West Point in 1780. Combined with last year's mid-season debut of General George Washington (Ian Kahn), Arnold's introduction is oozing with dramatic possibility.
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'Lost Girl' Favorite Boards AMC's 'Turn' (Exclusive)

'Lost Girl' Favorite Boards AMC's 'Turn' (Exclusive)
AMC's Revolutionary War drama Turn is enlisting a Lost Girl star. Ksenia Solo has boarded the sophomore drama as a series regular, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Turn, based on Alexander Rose's book Washington's Spies, hails from Nikita's Craig Silverstein and is executive produced by Barry Josephson. Set during the summer of 1778, the drama centers on a New York farmer named Abe Woodhull, who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form the Culper Ring, a group of spies who turn the tide in America's fight for independence. Photos: Faces of Fall 2014 Solo will play Peggy Shippen, who hails from one of the richest families in the

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'The Mentalist' Star to Play Benedict Arnold on 'Turn' (Exclusive)

'The Mentalist' Star to Play Benedict Arnold on 'Turn' (Exclusive)
AMC's Revolutionary War drama has cast its Benedict Arnold. The Mentalist's Owain Yeoman has boarded Turn as a series regular for season two, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Turn, based on Alexander Rose's book Washington's Spies, hails from Nikita's Craig Silverstein and is executive produced by Barry Josephson. Set during the summer of 1778, the drama centers on a New York farmer named Abe Woodhull, who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form the Culper Ring, a group of spies who turn the tide in America's fight for independence. Yeoman will play Benedict Arnold, the general who, during the Revolutionary War, initially fought for the American Continental Army but defected to the British

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'Turn' showrunner on the fireworks that await in season 2

'Turn' showrunner on the fireworks that await in season 2
The first season of AMC’s Turn wasn’t exactly the shot heard ’round the world. Facing a slate of popular Sunday-night competition like Game of Thrones and The Good Wife, Craig Silverstein’s Revolutionary War drama had to fight for respect—something it ultimately won with a riveting finale that helped secure a second season. Jamie Bell stars as Abraham Woodhull, a Long Island cabbage farmer initially straddling the fence as the American uprising turns into a full-fledged war. His father (Kevin McNally) and wife (Meegan Warner) are staunch Tory loyalists; his childhood friends, including the love of his
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Turn: Season Two for AMC TV Show

AMC has renewed their Turn TV series for a second season. There will be 10 episodes once again.

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.

Craig Silverstein,
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