Turn Trailer Gives Us Another Look At AMC's Revolutionary War Spy Thriller

By Kelly West 2013-12-27 07:32:34 discussion comments
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Following up on the first trailer for AMC’s revolutionary new drama, Turn, is another 30-second spot, which teases the spy story set to unfold in this promising new drama starring Jamie Bell, who plays Abraham Woodhull, a farmer living behind enemy lines in British-occupied Long Island during the Revolutionary War. He and his childhood friends join together to form “The Culper Ring, an unlikely team of secret agents who would help turn the tide of the war in favor of the Rebels.”

As the new trailer indicates, there are some people in his life that seem keen on discouraging Abe from what he’s getting involved with. But no one said rebelling was easy, right?

The series is based on the new research featured in Alexander Rose’s book Washington’s Spies and comes from Craig Silverstein. In addition to Bell, the cast includes Seth Numrich, Daniel Hershall, Heather Lind, Kevin McNally, Burn Gorman, Meegan Warner and Angus MacFadyen.

AMC says this series is set to debut this Spring, but no specific date has been announced. Given how soon this new trailer released after the first one, I’m hoping we’ll be seeing more promotional content for this series as Spring approaches. I’m especially excited to see a poster for this series and some character photos, since both trailers, which use a lot of the same footage, it seems, move pretty quickly. So far though, everything we’ve seen suggests this could be AMC’s next great series. But that may just be my own optimism at work. We’ll have to wait and see.

Here’s the previously released trailer for Turn.


“Turn” is a layered, character-driven spy thriller set during the American Revolutionary War. Based on remarkable new research featured in the book “Washington’s Spies,” by Alexander Rose, the untold story of America’s first spies has finally been decoded and declassified.   “Turn” tells the tale of Abe Woodhull (Jamie Bell), a farmer living behind enemy lines in British-occupied Long Island, who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely team of secret agents who would help turn the tide of the war in favor of the Rebels.  Their daring efforts also revolutionized the art of espionage, giving birth to modern tradecraft as we know it today, along with all of the moral complexity that entails.   A vibrant story with contemporary significance, “Turn” turns history into suspenseful and resonant entertainment.    

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