AMC has renewed its
revolutionary war drama
Turn: Washington’s Spies for a ten-episode fourth —and last— season, which will air next year.
As Deadline first reported, while it has posted year-to-year declines in its second and third season, the most recent run of the series averaged a respectable 1.2 million viewers per episode. Additionally,the third season has been hailed as the series’ strongest creatively, and it ended on a high note, with a four-episode ratings growth streak in total viewers and season high marks for the finale. Also factoring into AMC’s decision to let the creative team craft a final chapter for the show is the fact that Turn is owned by the network, making extending the series a sound economic decision.
“Turn: Washington’s Spies has always had a lofty goal – to tell the real story of the American Revolution from the ground up,” said Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC. “Craig Silverstein, Barry Josephson, and their incredible team introduced us to the Culper Ring who have reminded us that without human intelligence, the war may have had a very different outcome. We are excited to see this story of betrayal and rebellion, and the sacrifices therein, through to completion in a fourth season.”
“I am so pleased to be able to bring the story of the Culper Ring to its epic conclusion, at the point where the revolutionary war ends and the great American experiment truly begins,” he added. “This series has been a joy to work on.”