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Revolutionary War drama ‘Turn’ gets second season on AMC

‘Turn’
The Revolutionary War drama featuring Samuel Roukin and Heather Lind will get a second season in 2015.
(Frank Ockenfels / AMC)

AMC’s Revolutionary War drama “Turn” will live to fight another day. The series has been renewed for a second season to air in 2015.

The series averaged 2 million viewers in Live+3 ratings per episode across the 10-episode first season. The second season order also consists of 10 episodes. The season finale, which aired on June 8, drew 2.2. million viewers in Live+3 (which counts the original airing and subsequent airings over the next three days.)

The series was created by “Nikita” executive producer Craig Silverstein and is based on the nonfiction book “Washington’s Spies” by Alexander Rose. It follows a Long Island farmer who joins his childhood friends to form a spy ring that aids George Washington in his battle against the British.

Jamie Bell stars as the farmer, Abraham Woodhull, whose spy alias, Samuel Culper, was the basis for the name of the spy ring, the Culper Ring.

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Though the audience for the first season was small compared with that of the first season of AMC’s breakout hit, “The Walking Dead,” the channel is giving audiences a chance to reacquaint themselves with the series by re-airing the first season on Saturday nights along with the latest season of “Hell on Wheels.”

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