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  • TV-14
  • 2014
  • 4 Seasons
  • 8.1  (23,141)

Turn is a period drama television series that aired on AMC from 2014 to 2017, set during the American Revolution. The show stars Jamie Bell as Abraham Woodhull, a farmer from Long Island who becomes a spy for the Continental Army, and Seth Numrich as Ben Tallmadge, another member of the spy ring and a close friend of Woodhull's.

The show is based on the book Washington's Spies by Alexander Rose, which tells the true story of the Culper Ring, a group of spies who helped turn the tide of the war in favor of the Continental Army. The series stays true to historical events while also developing its own fictional plotlines and characters.

Throughout the show, Woodhull and Tallmadge work with other members of the Culper Ring to gather intelligence on the British army's movements and plans, risking their lives and the lives of their loved ones in the process. The tension and danger of their efforts are compounded by the fact that they are constantly under surveillance by British spies.

The show also focuses on the personal lives of the characters, exploring their relationships and motivations. Woodhull must balance his loyalty to the spy ring with his responsibilities to his family and his community, while Tallmadge struggles with his duty as a soldier and his growing feelings for the woman he loves.

Other notable characters include Daniel Henshall as Lieutenant John Simcoe, a ruthless and sadistic British officer who becomes a major antagonist of the series, and Heather Lind as Anna Strong, a childhood friend of Woodhull and a member of the Culper Ring who proves to be a valuable asset to the cause.

The acting in Turn is strong across the board, with standout performances by Bell and Numrich in particular. The show also features excellent production values, with meticulously researched and recreated sets, costumes, and props that transport the viewer back in time to the 18th century.

Overall, Turn is a gripping and well-crafted historical drama that will appeal to fans of the genre and anyone interested in the American Revolution. Its blend of compelling characters, intense action, and real-life events make it a must-watch for anyone looking for a great TV show to binge.

Turn is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (40 episodes). The series first aired on April 6, 2014.

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Washington's Spies
10. Washington's Spies
August 12, 2017
The American War of Independence comes to an end as America struggles to begin. A settling of accounts between shadows and spies.
Reckoning
9. Reckoning
August 5, 2017
After receiving Abe's intel, Washington heads south to lay siege on Yorktown. Abe volunteers for the Continental Army. Peggy goes into labor.
Belly of the Beast
8. Belly of the Beast
July 29, 2017
Abe finds himself perilously thrown into the midst of a fierce battle, as Ben eventually decides to make a direct appeal to General Washington; Townsend is determined to risk everything, while Caleb desperately seeks to find redemption.
Quarry
7. Quarry
July 22, 2017
Unexpectedly, Ben's intentions to kidnap Benedict Arnold run into a conflict with Abe's plan to eliminate Simcoe; in an unusual twist of fate, former adversaries become new allies, as loyalties experience a shift in perspective.
Our Man in New York
6. Our Man in New York
July 15, 2017
The plot to abduct Benedict Arnold is initiated, as the New York operation takes a turn; Peggy finally becomes aware of Cicero's hidden secret; George Washington and the French clash over the use of the correct strategy.
Private Woodhull
5. Private Woodhull
July 8, 2017
As he ultimately seeks to gain his revenge against Lt. John Simcoe, Abe journeys to New York and is introduced to Benedict Arnold; Anna's history comes into play, as a visitor from her past arrives in the continental camp.
Nightmare
4. Nightmare
July 1, 2017
As an unsettling rebellion begins to take hold in camp, the Culper Ring assesses that it must develop a new path; Benedict Arnold makes the discovery of an unlikely new ally; Rivington decides to teach Townsend a memorable lesson.
Blood for Blood
3. Blood for Blood
June 24, 2017
Abe's strategy to rescue Caleb takes a deadly turn; Anna must make a burdensome decision; Benedict Arnold has suspicions that Peggy is harboring a secret, which she is keeping from him.
The Black Hole of Calcutta
2. The Black Hole of Calcutta
June 17, 2017
When one of the Culper Ring members is captured, Arnold seeks to interrogate him - with the help of a ruthless Colonel Simcoe.
Spyhunter General
1. Spyhunter General
June 17, 2017
Benedict Arnold rounds up spies in New York. Abe plots to destroy essential British supplies, but he will need his father's help.
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Where to Watch Turn
Turn is available for streaming on the AMC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Turn on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    April 6, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (23,141)