During the mid-season finale of The Walking Dead, AMC premiered the first trailer for a fantastic looking 1778 set Revolutionary War series, Turn: America’s Fire Spy Ring.
Turn is a spy thriller set during the American Revolutionary War. Based on remarkable new research featured in the book “Washington’s Spies,” by Alexander Rose, it tells the untold story of America’s first spies. “Turn” follows Abe Woodhull (Jamie Bell), a farmer living behind enemy lines in British-occupied Long Island, who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely team of secret agents who would help turn the tide of the war in favor of the Rebels. Their daring efforts also revolutionized the art of espionage, giving birth to modern tradecraft as we know it today, along with all of the moral complexity that entails.
The series pilot comes from Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt, and it will be released sometime in spring of 2014. I’ll definitely be tuning in for this one, it looks like it’s going to be a great series.