RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) — Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Monday the AMC television series “TURN” will resume filming outside Richmond this fall for its second season.
“The first season of TURN was exciting, entertaining and educational, and I never missed an episode,” the Governor said in a press released. “We are delighted to welcome AMC back to Virginia for Season 2. We are proud to be associated with such a high-quality endeavor that also provides jobs and financial benefits for Virginia workers and businesses. I want to thank AMC for continuing to share this great American story with the world, and for bringing such bounty to the Commonwealth.”
The series, based on Alexander Rose’s book Washington’s Spies, is set during the Revolutionary War and follows the extraordinary circumstances of the Culper Ring, America’s first spy ring. The show stars Jamie Bell as Abraham Woodull, a farmer in British-occupied Long Island, who along with a group of childhood friends, works with George Washington.
“Virginia has been an absolutely ideal home for TURN,” said AMC Networks Executive Vice-President of Original Programming, Production, and Digital Content Joel Stillerman. “The Virginia Film Office, the Governor’s Office, and the Virginia film community have been incredibly helpful in bringing the vision for this show to life, and the abundance of great locations and support resources have surpassed our expectations. It’s just a great place to make high quality television.”
Additionally, Virginia’s Film Office and Tourism Corporation has worked with AMC on a commercial that will play during each episode of TURN, promoting Virginia tourism. It features not only locations from the filming of TURN, but other Colonial-era sites across the Commonwealth, such as Mount Vernon, Yorktown and Colonial Williamsburg.
For information about Virginia tourism opportunities surrounding TURN, including the TURN Trail, please visit www.Virginia.org/turn.