The American revolutionary war is coming to an end. AMC has renewed their revolutionary war drama Turn: Washington’s Spies for a ten episode fourth and final season, which is expected to air in 2017.
Turn, while not a huge ratings hit, has nevertheless been a steady performer for AMC. The show’s third season wrapped its run on the network last month and across its ten episodes averaged an audience of 1.2 million viewers; up on the ratings for season two. The fact that the series is produced in-house, with the network reaping all the benefits from secondary revenue streams (international licensing and SVOD deals), is said to have been a factor in the renewal decision.
Created by Craig Silverstein, Turn is set in the summer of 1778 and tells the story of New York farmer, Abe Woodhull, who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America’s fight for independence. The drama series is produced by AMC Studios and stars Jamie Bell, Kevin McNally, Burn Gorman, Daniel Henshall, Seth Numrich, Angus MacFadyen, JJ Feild, Meegan Warner, Heather Lind, Ksenia Solo as and Owain Yeoman.
“I am so pleased to be able to bring the story of the Culper Ring to its epic conclusion, at the point where the revolutionary war ends and the great American experiment truly begins”, said Craig Silverstein. “This series has been a joy to work on thanks to Barry Josephson, Alexander Rose, our sexy writing staff, brilliant crew, and dream team cast. I am also thrilled to continue to work with AMC, who had the passion and courage to put Turn: Washington’s Spies on the air and support our effort. I eagerly look forward to our future adventures together.”
“Turn: Washington’s Spies has always had a lofty goal – to tell the real story of the American Revolution from the ground up”, added said Joel Stillerman, AMC’s President of Original Programming and Development. “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 are excited to see this story of betrayal and rebellion, and the sacrifices therein, through to completion in a fourth season.”