Virginia Launches “TURN” Trail to Celebrate the Premiere of AMC’s New Spy Thriller
RICHMOND (March 31, 2014) – Virginia has launched a “TURN” trail to celebrate the premiere of AMC’s new spy thriller, set to debut on April 6 at 9 pm ET. The premiere will offer viewers a first look into the exhilarating Revolutionary War-era saga about America’s first spy ring. Additionally, Virginians just might spot some familiar attractions in the background of this electrifying new thriller. “TURN”has been filming in Central Virginia since November 2013, featuring well-known historic sites such as Shirley Plantation and Tuckahoe, the boyhood home of Thomas Jefferson, as well as the Farmer’s Market and city streets of Petersburg, and the pastoral hills of Goochland, Hanover, and Powhatan Counties.
“TURN”is a layered, character-driven spy thriller that unravels the untold story of America’s first spy ring. Set during the Revolutionary War, viewers are taken behind the battlefront to a shadow war fought by everyday heroes: men and women who defy king and family to create a new nation while vowing to keep their work a secret.
Based remarkable new research in the book “Washington’s Spies,” written by Alexander Rose, “TURN” tells the story of Long Island farmer, Abe Woodhull (Jamie Bell), who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who help George Washington turn the tide in America’s fight for independence. “TURN” is a production of AMC Studios, and is executive produced by Craig Silverstein (“Nikita”), who also serves as showrunner, and Barry Josephson (“Bones,” Enchanted) from Josephson Entertainment. The series stars Jamie Bell as Abraham Woodhull, Seth Numrich as Ben Tallmadge, Daniel Henshall as Caleb Brewster, Heather Lind as Anna Strong, Kevin McNally as Judge Richard Woodhull, Meegan Warner as Mary Woodhull, Burn Gorman as Major Hewlett, Angus MacFadyen as Robert Rogers, JJ Feild as Major John AndrГ© and Samuel Roukin as Captain Simcoe.
Now, Virginia Tourism Corporation is encouraging Virginians and visitors alike to get in on the Revolutionary action and explore TURN: The Trail, a series of Colonial and Revolutionary War-era attractions, “TURN” filming locations, and exciting espionage activities and museums to get hearts pumping and patriotism roaring.
So, Revolutionary rebels, get ready for some covert opps and Colonial stops – it’s your TURN to take part in American history, right where it all began: in Virginia.
The walk in the famous footsteps of Revolutionary War heroes – both the men and the television show – plan a trip by visiting www.Virginia.org/TURN. Filming locations of AMC’s “TURN,” along with information about the show and trailers are also available.
For full travel planning resources visit www.Virginia.org