The revution(ary war) will continue. AMC has picked up a third season of their period drama Turn: Washington’s Spies, TVWise has learned. Ten episodes have been ordered for the show’s third season, which is expected to air in 2016.
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.
While Turn is still not as big as a ratings performer as some of AMC’s other shows, the series did nevertheless grow its audience in several key demos (A18-49 and A25-54) with its recently concluded second season (though the total L7 audience did drop some 20% from season one). The show was also a big DVR gainer, posting a more than 100% increase from live+same day to live+7.
“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 growing audience during the season,” said Charlie Collier, President of AMC. “‘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.”