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Turn: Washington's Spies is a TV series, that aired from April 6, 2014 to August 12, 2017 on AMC. It is based on the novel, Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring.

Turn: Washington's Spies was originally referred to as Turn during season one; "Washington's Spies" was later added to the title starting with season two.

OverviewEdit

Picture Title Release
Turn Origins cover Turn: Origins March 26, 2014
The roots of the friendship of Abe Woodhull, Anna Strong, Caleb Brewster and Ben Tallmadge form during their childhood. A British occupation of their hometown of Setauket turns a farmer, a tavern owner, a whaleboatman, and a rebel soldier into Washington’s most valuable assets.
Turn Season 1 poster Season 1 April 6, 2014 – June 8, 2014
Abe Woodhull, a farmer living in British-occupied Long Island bands together with his childhood friends to form the Culper Ring -- an unlikely team of secret agents who not only went on to help George Washington turn the tide of the war but also gave birth to modern spycraft.
Rivals cover "Rivals" April 10, 2015 – April 15, 2015
George Washington and Robert Rogers weren’t always enemies. In fact, they were once warriors who fought on the same side, until a series of events pitted the man of reason and the man of blood against one another.
Turn Season 2 poster Season 2 April 13, 2015 – June 8, 2015
The Patriot cause has suffered the crushing loss of their capital city of Philadelphia to the British. Washington’s army faces desertion and death, and the embattled general faces conspirators from within his own ranks, as well as personal demons he keeps hidden from the men he leads. Washington's closest ally in these dark times is also his most celebrated battle commander, Benedict Arnold -- a friend whose growing discontent will threaten the fate of the Revolution. Outnumbered and outgunned on the battlefield, Washington is counting on his ring of young spies and his greatest hope, Abe Woodhull, a lone civilian deep behind enemy lines, who finds he has little left to lose and is willing to risk everything he has left... including his soul.
Turn Season 3 poster Season 3 April 25, 2016 – June 27, 2016
Behind enemy lines on Long Island, Abe Woodhull is a spy for the Patriots, reporting directly to George Washington. 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 the heroes will survive.
Turn Season 4 poster Season 4 June 17, 2017 – August 12, 2017
Notorious traitor Benedict Arnold takes his revenge on George Washington by rounding up suspected rebel spies to impress his new British commanders. Meanwhile, Abe Woodhull and the other members of the Culper Ring escape Arnold’s clutches and unintended consequences compel Abe to seek revenge.

For his side to prevail, Abe must forsake his bloodlust and turn his attention toward the one thing that truly matters: winning the war.

CharactersEdit

By most recent rank and alphabetical.

Character Year
2014 2015 2016 2017
Comic Season Comic Season
Turn: Origins Season 1 "Rivals" Season 2 Season 3 Season 4
Turn Origins cover Turn Season 1 poster Rivals cover Turn Season 2 poster Turn Season 3 poster Turn Season 4 poster
Patriots
President
George Washington
Mentioned Ian Kahn Appears Ian Kahn
Bryan Adrian
(young)
General
Horatio Gates
David Bryan Jackson
General
Charles Scott
Michael Gaston Mentioned Mentioned
Colonel
Alexander Hamilton
Sean Haggerty
Colonel
John Jameson
Jay Paulson
Major
Benjamin Tallmadge
Appears Seth Numrich Appears Seth Numrich
Captain
Nathan Hale
Corpse Mentioned Jeff Cole
(flashback)
Captain
Samuel Tallmadge
Mentioned Mentioned
Lieutenant
Caleb Brewster
Appears Daniel Henshall Daniel Henshall
Lieutenant
Randall
Dillon Casey
Sergeant
John Champe
Chris Webster
Cyrus Steve Lenz
Selah Strong Appears Robert Beitzel Mentioned Robert Beitzel
Terrence Ryan Ladue Mentioned
Paul Revere Mentioned
Abigail Appears Idara Victor Idara Victor
John Adams Mentioned
Benjamin Franklin Portrait
Thomas Jefferson Mentioned Mentioned
Nathaniel Sackett Stephen Root Mentioned Stephen Root Mentioned
Anna Strong Appears Heather Lind Heather Lind
Robert Townsend Nick Westrate
Martha Washington Mentioned Lilli Birdsell
Abraham Woodhull Appears Jamie Bell Jamie Bell Jamie Bell
Dale G. Gattis (old)
Patience Wright Kate MacCluggage
Gideon Standish Tim Parati
Rachel Standish Terry Menefee Gau
Nathaniel Tallmadge Boris McGiver Mentioned
Judge Richard Woodhull Appears Kevin McNally Kevin McNally
Loyalists
King
George III
Mentioned Paul Rhys Mentioned Paul Rhys
Lieutenant Governor
John Graves Simcoe
Appears Samuel Roukin Samuel Roukin
General
Henry Clinton
Mentioned Appears Ralph Brown
General
Charles Cornwallis
Jessejames Locorriere Mentioned Jessejames Locorriere
General
Benedict Arnold
Mentioned Owain Yeoman
Colonel
William Bradford
Mitch Eakins
Colonel
Jonathan Cooke
Jonny Coyne Jonny Coyne
Major
John André
JJ Feild Appears JJ Feild Mentioned
Major
Edmund Hewlett
Burn Gorman Burn Gorman
Captain
Charles Joyce
Appears L. Derek Leonidoff Mentioned
Captain
Wakefield
Ashley Smith Ashley Smith
Captain
Thomas Woodhull
Appears Mentioned Mentioned
Lieutenant
Gamble
Adam J. Harrington
Ensign
Baker
Thomas Keegan Mentioned
Ensign
Clayton
Adam Brock Mentioned
Akinbode Aldis Hodge Aldis Hodge Mentioned Aldis Hodge
Sarah Livingston Elizabeth Blackmore Mentioned
Peggy Shippen Ksenia Solo
Neutral
Thomas "Sprout" Woodhull Appears Cabell Chase Cabell Chase
Ellis Chase Ellis Chase
Other
Robert Rogers Angus Macfadyen Appears Angus Macfadyen
Mary Woodhull Appears Meegan Warner Meegan Warner
Deceased prior to Revolutionary War
General
Edward Braddock
Appears
Major
Lawrence Washington
Jesse Ruda
(flashback)
Rebecca Woodhull Mentioned

Behind the ScenesEdit

MusicEdit

Main article: Songs featured on Turn: Washington's Spies

In addition to the musical score composed by Marco Beltrami for every episode, several songs have been featured on Turn: Washington's Spies including "Hush", for the opening titles and "Turpin Hero", for the first episode.

Links and referencesEdit

External linksEdit

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