|Created by||Craig Silverstein|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||approx. 44 minutes (per episode)|
|[Turn: Washington's Spies Website]|
Turn or Turn: Washington's Spies is an American television show. It is set during the American Revolutionary War. It is about the spies and the beginning of espionage. It was on television for four seasons. It started in 2014.
Development[change | change source]
Turn is based on the Culper Ring, real spies from the Revolutionary War. The television show was based on the book Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring, by Alexander Rose. The book is not fiction. Rose is one of the show's producers and writers.
Story[change | change source]
A cabbage farmer named Abraham Woodhull (Jaime Bell) and his friends become spies for George Washington (Ian Kahn). The story covers the British plan to use counterfeit money, the time Benedict Arnold changed sides, and the execution of John Andre.
Setting[change | change source]
Accuracy[change | change source]
According to Long Island historian Margo Arceri, the show is "about 70 percent inaccurate."
Results[change | change source]
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "TURN: Washington's Spies". Mount Vernon. Retrieved December 26, 2020.
- ""TURN" The Untold Story of America's First Spy Ring on AMC". Virginia.org. Retrieved December 26, 2020.
- Alyson Krueger (July 8, 2016). "Tracing the Origins of a Revolutionary War Spy Ring on Long Island". New York Times. Retrieved December 26, 2020.