June 9, 2017
Colonial Williamsburg Hosts Advance Screening of the Season 4 Premiere of AMC’s “TURN: Washington’s Spies” June 15Special screening at the Kimball Theatre in Merchants Square kicks off the show’s final season – to feature scenes filmed in the Historic Area – and precedes the season’s Saturday, June 17 special two-hour broadcast premiere
Colonial Williamsburg hosts a special advance screening of part-one of special two-hour fourth and final season premiere of AMC’s hit Revolutionary War drama “TURN: Washington’s Spies” Thursday, June 15 at the Kimball Theatre in Merchants Square, celebrating a third straight season of production in the Historic Area.
“‘TURN: Washington’s Spies’ captures the courage and complexity of royal subjects who risked everything to become citizens,” said Colonial Williamsburg President and CEO Mitchell B. Reiss. “At Colonial Williamsburg we tell early America’s enduring stories every day, and we are thrilled and grateful to support a project that inspires so many with the story of our nation’s founding.”
Colonial Williamsburg hosted a total of six production visits for “TURN: Washington’s Spies” – including two for the new season – in a partnership facilitated by the Virginia Film Office.
Ian Kahn, who portrays George Washington in the series, visited Colonial Williamsburg for season four production and said the role revealed to him the uncertainty of the Revolution’s outcome.
“I didn’t understand how close we were to not having a country at all,” Kahn said. “So the fact that we have this country to begin with is a great gift, and the fact that we have a place like Colonial Williamsburg where you can experience it, and live within it and breathe within it, it’s a great honor for our country and one of the great gifts of our country.”
Seating is limited. Tickets are $5 and proceeds support Colonial Williamsburg educational outreach. They can be purchased at Colonial Williamsburg ticketing locations, online at colonialwilliamsburg.com or by calling 855-296-6627. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the screening begins promptly at 7 p.m.
The ten-episode final season, which returns to AMC on Saturday, June 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT with a two-hour premiere, opens with notorious traitor Benedict Arnold (Owain Yeoman) taking his revenge on George Washington (Ian Kahn) by rounding up suspected rebel spies to impress his new British commanders. Meanwhile, Abe Woodhull and the other members of the Culper Ring escape Arnold’s clutches and unintended consequences compel Abe to seek revenge. For his side to prevail, he must forsake his bloodlust and turn his attention toward the one thing that truly matters: winning the war.
An AMC Studios production, “TURN: Washington’s Spies” is executive produced by Craig Silverstein (“Nikita”), who also serves as showrunner, Barry Josephson (“Bones,” Enchanted) from Josephson Entertainment, Michael Taylor (“Battlestar Galactica”), Andrew Colville (“Nikita”) and Henry Bronchtein (“The Sopranos”), and is based on the book “Washington’s Spies: The Story of America’s First Spy Ring,” by Alexander Rose, who serves as a producer and has been a member of the writing staff since season two.
In addition to Bell, Kahn and Yeoman, the series stars Seth Numrich as Ben Tallmadge, Daniel Henshall as Caleb Brewster, Heather Lind as Anna Strong, Meegan Warner as Mary Woodhull, Kevin R. McNally as Judge Richard Woodhull, Angus Macfadyen as Robert Rogers, Burn Gorman as Major Hewlett, Samuel Roukin as Captain John Simcoe, Ksenia Solo as Peggy Shippen and Nick Westrate as Robert Townsend.
The show has filmed at other Virginia locations including Goochland, Petersburg, Tuckahoe, Richmond and Yorktown, at the Scotchtown, Shirley and Westover plantations and on the Historic Campus of the College of William & Mary.
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