AMC’s Revolutionary War Drama ‘Turn’ Gets Second Season

AMC Turn TV Review

AMC has ordered a second season of “Turn,” the period drama that explores the Culper spy ring that was an integral part of America’s fight for independence from England.

The AMC Studios show, which is exec produced by showrunner Craig Silverstein and Barry Josephson of Josephson Entertainment, drew 1.61 million viewers for its June 8 finale — a dip from the 2.12 million viewers who turned in for its April 6 premiere, but significantly better than the ratings for AMC’s other freshman drama from this spring, “Halt and Catch Fire,” which bowed at 1.19 million but had dropped under 800,000 for its June 15 episode. (“Mad Men,” AMC’s crown jewel, wrapped its season May 25 with 1.94 million viewers.)

“Craig Silverstein, Barry Josephson and a talented cast and crew delivered a truly distinctive and engaging premiere season. We look forward to continuing this revolutionary journey into season two,” said Charlie Collier, AMC president. “AMC and its creative partners have a track record of nurturing programs we collectively believe in, patiently growing viewership and engagement over time. With ‘Turn,’ once again, we dive in with our partners to build upon this very promising first season.”

“Turn,” which stars Jamie Bell and Seth Numrich, is distributed internationally by Entertainment One Television through an exclusive multi-year output agreement. An encore of the 10-episode first season will air on Saturday nights this summer with “Hell on Wheels.”

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  1. pjmalia says:

    This series brings a version of American history alive for modern viewers. Is it accurate? Not really, but it does capture the human and emotional side of a story all too often cast in marble. It deserves to be renewed for a third season. As for using it as a teaching tool, it would be a great exercise on many levels — including advanced AP courses rto discovery the discrepancies in the show versus reality.

  2. SusanHahl says:

    I enjoy learning history and learned to enjoy history movies.When my grandchildren and their friends in school enjoy a movie/program they are animated in school.Sue from Ingleside Il

  3. DK says:

    Halt and catch fire is really good. They should sell it to Netflix.

  4. Ruth says:

    Absolutely delighted to learn about the second series! We watch it on cable TV in Israel and are completely hooked on the series!

  5. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! The entire cast is brilliant! Jamie Bell is perfection! Should be required viewing in all schools across America!

    • daleman says:

      i love the series, but wouldn’t recommend for schools because not particularly historically accurate…. gives a good feel for the era, but many characters are greatly distorted…

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