Turn: Washington's Spies to return

Jamie Bell as the central character in Turn: Washington's Spies.
Jamie Bell as the central character in Turn: Washington's Spies.
Image: AMC.
Just as the producers of the Revolutionary War drama Turn: Washington’s Spies, announced the show's return, fire has reportedly destroyed part of the set.

    The fire Wednesday in Powhatan County, Virginia, destroyed two buildings that recently had been used in filming the AMC show, according to an Associated Press report. No one was on the set when the fire occurred, the report said.
     The series, now in its fourth and final season, has been filmed on location in Virginia. And while Powhatan County is in the suburbs of Richmond, other sequences have been filmed in Colonial Williamsburg.
    The critically acclaimed drama, focused on a Colonial spy ring, begins a 10-episode run with a two-hour premiere at 9 p.m. June 17.  Equipped with a talented ensemble cast led by Jamie Bell, the show has never been a blockbuster, but it has a devoted following. An average of 1.2 million viewers watched each episode during the third season, according to AMC.
    The third season ended with the execution of John Andre (JJ Feild), the British spymaster, along with the escape of the traitor Benedict Arnold (Owain Yeoman).  As the new season begins, Arnold seeks revenge by rounding up rebel spies. The American spy, Abe Woodhull (portrayed by Bell), must set aside the desire for revenge and focus on winning the war, according to the network.     


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