April 15, 2016
Colonial Williamsburg to Host the Season Premiere of "TURN: Washington’s Spies"The Revolutionary City Reprises its Starring Role in the Acclaimed Revolutionary War Drama
Free Local Premiere at the Kimball Theatre April 21 precedes national broadcast premiere April 25 on AMC
Colonial Williamsburg rolls out the red carpet April 21 for a special, free advance screening of the season three premiere of AMC’s hit Revolutionary War drama “TURN: Washington’s Spies” at the Kimball Theatre in Merchants Square. Again, the Revolutionary City itself is a star, reprising its season-two role as another seat of historic rebellion: Philadelphia.
The event begins at 6 p.m. followed by the special screening at 7 p.m. and a live “Taking TURNS” question-and-answer session with experts.
Event seating is limited. Tickets are available beginning Saturday April 16 at Colonial Williamsburg ticketing locations. Ticketed guests should arrive at the Kimball Theatre by 6:50 p.m., when admission will open to standby guests.
“‘TURN: Washington’s Spies’ rivets viewers with its stunning production and storytelling, but most of all because it tells the real stories of Americans who risked everything to establish our nation. These are the stories Colonial Williamsburg tells every day,” said President and CEO Mitchell B. Reiss. “We’re thrilled to welcome fans and neighbors for a sneak peak at the season three premiere, which stars the Revolutionary City and highlights our great partnership with the show, AMC and the Virginia Film Office.”
A preview of “TURN: Washington’s Spies” season three, featuring shots filmed in the Revolutionary City, is available here. The season-three broadcast premiere airs at 10 p.m. eastern time Monday, April 25 on AMC.
Fans can follow Colonial Williamsburg on Facebook and on Twitter @colonialwmsburg for show updates and can join the conversation when they spot a Revolutionary City location onscreen with the hashtag #IspyCW along with #TurnAMC and #VAfilm.
Colonial Williamsburg hosted four production visits for the second and third seasons of “TURN: Washington’s Spies” in a partnership facilitated by the Commonwealth through the Virginia Film Office.
Based on the book “Washington’s Spies: The Story of America’s First Spy Ring” by historian Alexander Rose, “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. 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 war in favor of the rebels.
Season Three builds towards one of the most notorious moments in American history – the treasonous defection of Benedict Arnold (Owain Yeoman). Behind enemy lines on Long Island, Abe is reporting directly to George Washington (Ian Kahn). Embedded within the Continental Army, Benedict Arnold is seduced to become an informant for the British. As the consequences of their espionage ripple through the battlefield, the spy game becomes a heart-stopping race to see which mole will be unmasked first. In 1778, there is only one fate that awaits a captured spy – the hangman’s noose. The price for treason is blood, and not all of our heroes will survive.
In addition to Bell, Yeoman and Kahn, the series stars Seth Numrich as Ben Tallmadge, Daniel Henshall as Caleb Brewster, Heather Lind as Anna Strong, Kevin R. McNally as Judge Richard Woodhull, Meegan Warner as Mary Woodhull, Burn Gorman as Major Hewlett, Angus Macfadyen as Robert Rogers, JJ Feild as Maj. John André, Samuel Roukin as Capt. John Simcoe and Ksenia Solo as Peggy Shippen.
The show has filmed at other Virginia locations including Richmond, Petersburg, Tuckahoe, at the Shirley and Scotchtown plantations and on the Historic Campus of the College of William & Mary.