Turn Trailer Introduces Us To The Agent, The Handler, The Signal And The Courier

By Kelly West 10 months ago discussion comments
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When you're operating within a secret spy ring, given the danger involved, it's probably a good idea to define some of the crucial roles. The latest trailer for AMC's Revolutionary War spy drama Turn identifies them, singling out The Handler, The Signal, The Courier and of course, The Agent. The first is presumably the guy who guides the Agent, who's the man behind enemy lines. The second is the one who gives the sign for a meet-up. And the courier, I'm going to guess, is the guy who carries things from one place to the next? Maybe he's a messenger of sorts. Based on the Courier featured in the video, he doesn't seem like the kind of guy anyone wants to mess with.

Turn's 90-minute premiere will go head to head with HBO's Game of Thrones, which also happens to debut on Sunday, April 6 at 9:00 p.m. It's a gutsy move on AMC's part, and it gives those of us who are eagerly anticipating both shows a big decision to make as April approaches. Of course, which to watch first is hardly a problem to complain about and if Turn proves to be as good as it looks, it'll be a recurring issue for Sunday nights while both shows are airing. At the very least, The Walking Dead will have wrapped up its fourth season by that point, which clears the Sunday schedule for those of us who watch that and Talking Dead.

Turn comes from Craig Silverstein and is based on a book called Washington's Spies by Alexander Rose. It stars Jamie Bell as Abe Woodhull, a farmer living in British-occupied Long Island who teams up with some of his childhood friends to form a group called The Culper Ring. This team of secret agents is determined to help the Rebels in their war against the British. These people are said to be the first American spies, and their efforts helped revolutionize the art of espionage as we know it today.

I don't consider myself a big history buff when it comes to the Revolutionary War, but the story here has real potential and the trailers we've seen for the series look great. So I'm hopeful this will be one to watch.

Here are a few photos from the first episode. This first one shows us Seth Numrich as Ben Talmadge, along with Jamie Bell as Abraham Woodhull...

Ben and Abraham

Bell looking pensive by candlelight...

Jamie bell

And here we have Bell with Heather Lind as Anna Strong...

Anna and Abraham

And here's Seth Numrich again as Ben Talmadge...

Ben on the run

Turn premieres Sunday, April 6 at 9:00 p.m. ET on AMC.
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