AMC today said it has ordered a second season of its Revolutionary War drama Turn, which averaged 2 million total viewers a week over its first 10-episode run and 709,000 viewers in the adults 18-49 demo. Ten new episodes are planned to air next spring. AMC also said it will pair encores of Turn with Hell On Wheels on Saturday nights this summer. The season finale of the series starring Jamie Bell, Seth Numrich, Daniel Henshall, Heather Lind, Kevin R. McNally, Meegan Warner, Burn Gorman, Angus MacFadyen, JJ Feild and Samuel Roukin drew 2.2 million total viewers June 8.
“AMC and its creative partners have a track record of nurturing programs we collectively believe in, patiently growing viewership and engagement over time,” AMC President Charlie Collier said in announcing the pickup. “With Turn, once again we dive in with our partners to build upon this very promising first season.”
The series centers on Abe Woodhull (Bell), a farmer living in British-occupied Long Island, who banded together with a disparate group of childhood friends to form the Culper Ring. Together they risked their lives and honor, and turned against family and King, for a fight they believed in passionately, ultimately helping George Washington turn the tide of the Revolutionary War in favor of the rebels. Their daring efforts also revolutionized the art of espionage, giving birth to modern tradecraft as we know it, along with all of the moral complexity that entails.
Turn from AMC Studios, is executive produced by Craig Silverstein (Nikita), who also serves as showrunner, and Barry Josephson (Bones) from Josephson Entertainment. T