Based on Alexander Ross's critically acclaimed novel Washington's Spies, Turn takes place in the summer of 1778 and features scenes shot on the same Virginia set as Lincoln and John Adams (HBO). In this epic drama, a farmer and a group of his friends become unlikely spies and turn the tide in America's fight for independence. The focus isn't on the larger than life Revolutionary War figures, but rather the everyday people who were at the heart of the battle. Every daring act, every vicious betrayal, every fatal mistake each character makes resonates in the world around them and literally creates history. The musical score's contemporary sound set against a backdrop of sweeping, period landscapes also sets this spy thriller apart from other historical series.
Ultimately, Turn is about one man's personal fight for independence and the critical decisions he's forced to make. Abe is a man at war with himself, torn between his ideals and his desires. He's pulled into the conflict against his will and is set on a journey that changes him from someone living in a world that controls him, to living in a world that he controls.
Cast: Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot), Seth Numrich (The Good Wife), Heather Lind (Boardwalk Empire)
Director: Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes)
Executive Producers: Craig Silverstein (Nikita), Barry Josephson (Bones)