|Turn: Washington's Spies|
"Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring|
by "Alexander Rose
|Developed by||Craig Silverstein|
|Opening theme||"Hush" performed by "Joy Williams, "Matt Berninger, and "Charlie Peacock|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||40 ("list of episodes)|
|Location(s)||"Richmond, Virginia, "Williamsburg, Virginia, "Yorktown, Virginia, "Petersburg, Virginia|
"Lol Crawley ("Pilot")|
"Marvin V. Rush
Harry B. Miller III
Ian E. Silverstein
54 minutes ("Washington's Spies")
64 minutes ("Pilot")
|Original release||April 6, 2014– August 12, 2017|
Turn: Washington's Spies (formerly known as Turn and stylized as TURN: Washington's Spies and TURИ: Washington's Spies) is an American "period drama television series based on "Alexander Rose's book "Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring (2007), a history of the "Culper Ring. The series originally aired on the "AMC network for four seasons, from April 6, 2014, to August 12, 2017.
The story covers events from 1776 to 1781 and features a farmer from "Setauket, New York and his childhood friends. They form an unlikely group of spies called the "Culper Ring which eventually helps to turn the tide during the "American Revolutionary War. The series begins in October 1776, shortly after British victories "recapture Long Island, "Staten Island, "and New York City for the Crown and leave General "George Washington's army in dire straits. The first episode opens with the following introductory text:
Autumn 1776. Insurgents have declared war against the Crown. Following a successful naval landing, His Majesty's Army has forced Washington's rebels into the wilderness. "New York City serves as military base of operations for the British. The "Loyalists of nearby "Long Island keep vigilant watch out for sympathizers and spies.
|First aired||Last aired|
|"1||10||April 6, 2014||June 8, 2014|
|"2||10||April 13, 2015||June 8, 2015|
|"3||10||April 25, 2016||June 27, 2016|
|"4||10||June 17, 2017||August 12, 2017|
Turn: Washington's Spies was renewed for a second 10-episode season on June 23, 2014, which premiered on April 13, 2015, and for a third 10-episode season on July 15, 2015, which premiered on April 25, 2016. On July 26, 2016, Turn: Washington's Spies was renewed for a fourth and final 10-episode season, which had a two-hour premiere on June 17, 2017.
The first season of Turn: Washington's Spies received mixed reviews. Review aggregator "Rotten Tomatoes rated the season 52%, based on 33 reviews, with an average rating of 6.3/10. The site's consensus reads, "Turn's uneven treatment of the American Revolution is more frustrating than exciting and memorable." On "Metacritic, the first season scored 61 out of 100, based on reviews from 29 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
The second season received positive reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes, the season has a rating of 80%, based on 5 reviews, with an average rating of 7.2/10. On Metacritic, the season has a score of 68 out of 100, based on reviews from 4 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
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The first season of TURN: Washington's Spies was released on DVD and Blu-ray on March 17, 2015; it became available on "Netflix on March 25, 2015. The second season was released on DVD on March 22, 2016 and became available on Netflix on April 11, 2016. The third season was released on DVD on November 8, 2016. and became available on Netflix on June 4, 2017. The fourth season became available on Netflix on December 1, 2017.
On March 26, 2014, AMC released the "digital comic TURN: Origins, illustrated by award-winning comics artist "Steve Ellis, that portrays childhood and adulthood events from the lives of several of the series' main characters, including Abraham Woodhull, Benjamin Tallmadge, Anna Strong, and Caleb Brewster.
On April 10 and April 15, 2015, AMC released the first and second chapters, respectively, of a second digital comic, TURN: Rivals, that portrays the past rivalry of George Washington and Robert Rogers.