Danger, secrets, intrigue and revenge were all part of the Culper spy ring, and the new AMC series “Turn,” premiering April 6 (Sundays 9/8 central), offers a fascinating look into how these intrepid American spies helped win the Revolutionary War. AMC provided Journal of the American Revolution an early screening of the first three episodes.
As Woodhull’s father says to him, “Legacy is everything.” There’s nothing else like “Turn” on television, and it keeps the legacy of the Culper Ring alive in grand style. And just as Disney’s “Johnny Tremain” and “The Swamp Fox” helped usher in a new generation of American Revolution enthusiasts and historians, a successful TV series like “Turn” has the potential to spark a whole new generation of buffs.
Ever since Deadwood was cancelled I have been in a slight depression for the lack of a good drama set in interesting times. Thank goodness for ‘Vikings’ on History but since AMC has ‘Hell on Wheels’ and now ‘Turn’-they are my new favorite network. Huzzah!