AMC’s Revolutionary War drama, Turn: Washington’s Spies, has been picked up for a third season.
The show has kept a relatively low profile in the eyes of mainstream media, and has struggled with low ratings and dwindling audiences throughout its second season run, which aired on AMC from April through June of this year. Thus, its season 3 renewal comes as quite the surprise, however, fans of the period drama have high hopes for a solid comeback in its third season.
According to Variety, “Charlie Collier, president of AMC and SundanceTV, said the renewal was a recognition of the show’s creative strength and the growth it demonstrated across the 10-episode run of season two. In live-plus-7 ratings, the show’s total viewer average grew from 1.6 million viewers at the start of the season to 1.74 million by the June 8 finale.”
Turn: Washington’s Spies originally aired on AMC in April of 2014, and stars Jamie Bell, Ian Kahn, and Owain Yeoman as American patriots at the outset of the War for Independence. The drama explores every plot line from espionage, to battle action, to interpersonal relationships between the catalysts of the war, centering on such big-names as noble General George Washington (Kahn) and traitorous General Benedict Arnold (Yeoman).
If season 3 remains true to precedent, fans of Turn can expect a premiere date sometime during April 2016.