Here's a new TV spot for AMC's 1778 Revolutionary War spy series Turn. This looks like it's going to be an incredible new series, and as a history buff, I'm excited to watch it.
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 was directed by Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), and it will be released sometime in spring of 2014. Thanks to Variety for the embed.