AMC's done meth makers and mad men and zombies. Its next trick? Revolutionaries. During the American Revolution.
Starring Jamie Bell (a.k.a. Billy Elliot—how you've grown, little Billy!), Turn is being touted as the "untold story of America's first spy ring." How sexy. The trailer focuses on the danger of being, well, a spy, and Bell's steely resolve. The production design looks good, though it's hard to tell how much they've invested in this based on so little footage.
Entertainment Weekly's James Hibberd posits that this is something of a Revolutionary War trend in pop culture, what with Assassin's Creed III and Sleepy Hollow. Ultimately, though, this will probably take a more serious look at the war than that Fox TV show. That is, unless we really were fighting a battle against the oncoming apocalypse.
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