Encouraged by the strong ratings performance of Better Call Saul in its first two airings on Mondays, AMC has moved in to solidify Monday as a second night of original programming, slating the second season of its historical spy drama Turn: Washington’s Spies to follow the first season of Saul. Turn, whose first season aired in AMC’s established night for originals, Sunday, will return for a second season on Monday, April 13. It will start with a two-hour premiere at 9 PM, moving to its regular Monday 10 PM slot the following week.
With Saul and now Turn, AMC is opening a third night of original programming. For the past couple of years, the network also has had original presence on Saturdays with Western drama Hell On Wheels, which is set to end its run with a split final season to air in 2015 and 2016.
An AMC Studios production, Turn: Washington’s Spies stars Jamie Bell 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. In Season 2, as Abe becomes more committed to the Culper Ring activities, George Washington (Ian Kahn) battles personal demons and betrayal from within his ranks that threaten not only his leadership but the fate of the revolution.
The series is executive produced by Craig Silverstein, who serves as showrunner, and Barry Josephson. It 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 2.