April 28, 2017
Colonial Williamsburg Welcomes the Production of AMC’s “TURN: Washington’s Spies” Back to the Historic Area May 1Colonial Williamsburg welcomes AMC’s Revolutionary War drama “TURN: Washington’s Spies” back to the Historic Area for filming of the fourth and final season on Monday, May 1.
To accommodate production, guests should anticipate limited impacts on pedestrian traffic and site access in the vicinity of the Palace Green.
Colonial Williamsburg has hosted five previous production visits for seasons two, three and four of “TURN: Washington’s Spies” in a partnership facilitated by the Commonwealth through the Virginia Film Office. Virginia Tourism Corp. advertisements featuring Colonial Williamsburg aired nationally during episodes both previous seasons.
The ten-episode final season, which returns to AMC on Saturday, June 17 at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT with a two-hour premiere, opens with notorious traitor Benedict Arnold (Owain Yeoman) taking his revenge on George Washington (Ian Kahn) by rounding up suspected rebel spies to impress his new British commanders. Meanwhile, Abe Woodhull and the other members of the Culper Ring escape Arnold’s clutches and unintended consequences compel Abe to seek revenge. For his side to prevail, he must forsake his bloodlust and turn his attention toward the one thing that truly matters: winning the war.
An AMC Studios production, “TURN: Washington’s Spies” is executive produced by Craig Silverstein (“Nikita”), who also serves as showrunner, Barry Josephson (“Bones,” Enchanted) from Josephson Entertainment, Michael Taylor (“Battlestar Galactica”), Andrew Colville (“Nikita”) and Henry Bronchtein (“The Sopranos”), and is based on the book “Washington’s Spies: The Story of America’s First Spy Ring,” by Alexander Rose, who serves as a producer and has been a member of the writing staff since season two.
In addition to Bell, Kahn and Yeoman, the series stars Seth Numrich as Ben Tallmadge, Daniel Henshall as Caleb Brewster, Heather Lind as Anna Strong, Meegan Warner as Mary Woodhull, Kevin R. McNally as Judge Richard Woodhull, Angus Macfadyen as Robert Rogers, Burn Gorman as Major Hewlett, Samuel Roukin as Captain John Simcoe, Ksenia Solo as Peggy Shippen and Nick Westrate as Robert Townsend.
The show has filmed at other Virginia locations including Richmond, Petersburg, Tuckahoe, Yorktown, at the Shirley and Scotchtown plantations and on the Historic Campus of the College of William & Mary.