Here’s the press release:
AMC CONTINUES ITS MONDAY NIGHT REVOLUTION
“TURN: WASHINGTON’S SPIES” LAUNCHES SECOND SEASON WITH TWO HOUR PREMIERE ON MONDAY, APRIL 13 AT 9:00 PM ET/PT, CONTINUING NETWORK’S EXPANSION INTO MONDAY NIGHT ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING
Series Star Jamie Bell Is Joined by Ian Kahn as George Washington and New Cast Members Owain Yeoman as Benedict Arnold and Ksenia Solo as Peggy Shippen
New York – February 23, 2015 – AMC announced today that the network’s historical spy drama “TURN: Washington’s Spies” will shift to Monday nights for its second season and premiere on Monday, April 13 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT with a special two-hour episode. The series will then move to Monday at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT for the remainder of the season. The move continues the network’s original programming expansion into Monday nights that began earlier this month with the premiere of “Better Call Saul.”
An AMC Studios production, “TURN: Washington’s Spies” stars Jamie Bell (Flags of Our Fathers, Snowpiercer, the upcoming Fantastic Four) as Abraham Woodhull, a farmer living in British-occupied Long Island during the Revolutionary War, who bands together with a disparate group of childhood friends to form the Culper Ring – America’s first spy ring. Season two of “TURN: Washington’s Spies” moves deeper into the battles waged by soldiers and civilians alike in the pursuit of freedom, and the sacrifices they’re willing to make to secure it. As Abe becomes more committed to the Culper Ring activities, George Washington (Ian Kahn) battles both personal demons and betrayal from within his ranks that threaten not only his leadership but the fate of the revolution. As the colonies struggle to become a nation, the outcome of the revolution will hinge on alliances both on and off the battlefield.
“The first season of ‘TURN: Washington’s Spies’ built a loyal and passionate audience and we’re excited to return with an action-packed season that raises the stakes for everyone,” said Joel Stillerman, AMC’s EVP of original programming, production and digital content. “From Abe’s commitment to the cause regardless of the risks, to the unique and compelling characters of George Washington and Benedict Arnold and their fascinating dynamic, this is a thriller that brings to life the drama, tension and intrigue from this period in history.”
The series is executive produced by Craig Silverstein (“Nikita”), who also serves as showrunner, and Barry Josephson (“Bones,” Enchanted) from Josephson Entertainment, and is based on the book Washington’s Spies by Alexander Rose, who served as a consultant for the first season and joins the writing staff for season two. In addition to Bell and Kahn, the series also stars Seth Numrich as Ben Tallmadge, Daniel Henshall as Caleb Brewster, Heather Lind as Anna Strong, Kevin R. McNally as Judge Richard Woodhull, Meegan Warner as Mary Woodhull, Burn Gorman as Major Hewlett, Angus Macfadyen as Robert Rogers, JJ Feild as Major John André and Samuel Roukin as Captain John Simcoe. Joining the cast for season two are Ksenia Solo as Peggy Shippen and Owain Yeoman as Benedict Arnold. “TURN: Washington’s Spies” is distributed internationally by Entertainment One Television (eOne) through an exclusive multi-year output agreement.
Viewers can catch up on season one of “TURN: Washington Spies” via AMC On Demand and AMC.com through Tuesday, March 24, and on Netflix beginning Wednesday, March 25. The 3-disc season one DVD’s will be available on Tuesday, March 17 on Blu-ray(TM) + Digital HD and DVD, and include bonus features about the making of the series as well as deleted scenes and featurettes with the cast and producers.
Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade, or creating acclaimed original programming, AMC brings to its audience something deeper, something richer, Something More. The network reigns as the only cable network in history ever to win the Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row with “Mad Men,” and six of the last seven with current back-to-back honoree, “Breaking Bad.” The network boasts the most-watched drama series in basic cable history and the number one show on television among adults 18-49 for the last two years with “The Walking Dead.” AMC’s original drama series include “Mad Men,” “The Walking Dead,” “Better Call Saul,” “Hell on Wheels,” “TURN: Washington’s Spies,” “Halt and Catch Fire,” and the forthcoming “Humans,” “The Making of The Mob: New York,” “Into the Badlands” and “The Night Manager.” AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like “Talking Dead” and “Comic Book Men.” AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Something More.
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